Safe Work October 2017
This Safe Work October WorkSafe wants you and your workplace to focus on safety and think about why safety and health is important.
Make safety visible
WorkSafe WA is hosting the popular Safety and Health Workshops series throughout October. These expert led workshops sell-out quickly for good reason, so book early to avoid disappointment. You are invited to Celebrate Safety breakfast presentation. This event launches Safe Work October 2017 in style and gives us all an opportunity to recognise the finalists and winners of the 2017 Work Safety Awards. When: Friday 6 October 2017 Time: 7:15 am registration for a 7.45 start Where: The University Club of Western Australia Cost: $80 (incl GST) per person Guest speaker - Terry Agnew, Group CEO RAC (Western Australia) Intellibus trial and the future of autonomous vehicle technology in the workplace Autonomous vehicle technology is the biggest disruption to transport since the invention of motor cars and the RAC has commenced Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial. Mr Agnew will be discussing RAC's commitment to workplace safety and health, the RAC Intellibus trial and the future of autonomous vehicle technology in the workplace
Safety and health workshops 2017
Celebrate Safety Breakfast Presentation
WorkSafe WA is hosting the popular Safety and Health Workshops series throughout October. These expert led workshops sell-out quickly for good reason, so book early to avoid disappointment.
You are invited to Celebrate Safety breakfast presentation. This event launches Safe Work October 2017 in style and gives us all an opportunity to recognise the finalists and winners of the 2017 Work Safety Awards.
When: Friday 6 October 2017
Time: 7:15 am registration for a 7.45 start
Where: The University Club of Western Australia
Cost: $80 (incl GST) per person
Guest speaker - Terry Agnew, Group CEO RAC (Western Australia)
Intellibus trial and the future of autonomous vehicle technology in the workplace
Autonomous vehicle technology is the biggest disruption to transport since the invention of motor cars and the RAC has commenced Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial. Mr Agnew will be discussing RAC's commitment to workplace safety and health, the RAC Intellibus trial and the future of autonomous vehicle technology in the workplace
Plan your own event or activity
Why get involved?
- It shows a commitment to safety and health in your workplace;
- it provides an opportunity to raise safety issues and solutions; and
- it is an opportunity to increase your workplace's knowledge of safety and health.
- Set your target audience - training, information or activities can be planned for small work teams, a work area, division or the whole workplace
- Plan - what type of activity or event is best suited for your target audience, the issue or topic and the budget
- Promote - copy and distribute a flyer/email, ask managers and supervisors to promote the event, tell people about it by word of mouth, which is the best way to get information to people. Download a Safe Work October poster to display in your workplace
- On the day - take photos of your activity for your own records, to publish in your work newsletter or place on notice boards
Activities ideas for your workplace
- Set up a safety display. Consider using Work Safe October posters posters to promote safety in your workplace.
- Show safety in action
- Check for hazards in your workplace. The first step
- Conduct an emergency evacuation drill
- Check chemicals and hazardous substances are stored and labelled properly and have an MSDS. Guidance note MSDSs
- Do some housekeeping to tidy work areas
Education and training
- Invite a specialist to hold a training or information session
- Arrange basic first aid training
- Hold a tool box talk with your work team
- Use our Safe Work October activities to conduct a quiz and award a prize
- Attend the half day Safe Work October safety and health workshops
Health and wellbeing
Healthier Workplaces WA provides free tools and resources to assist organisations in developing and maintaining a health and wellbeing program.
Spread the word
- Display posters and publications in your workplace.
- Include a safety bulletin in newsletters or emails
- Organise a safety and health morning tea to meet reps or committee members.
Download our resources for your Safe Work October event.
For your notice board
- Display a Safe Work October poster
Quizzes and activities
- Use our Safe Work October activities as a basis to form a work health and safety quiz relevant to your workplace or industry.
- The Small Business quick safety quiz to assist in identifying areas requiring improvement. Although this quiz is aimed at small business it can be useful for medium businesses.
Managing the risk of falls at workplaces: Running time: 13:05 mins
Falling from one level to another is a major workplace hazard and is the most common cause of death from traumatic injuries in construction. Fall hazards occur in all industries and most fatalities occur from a relatively low height. It is vital to secure the health and safety of workers by undertaking adequate risk management. This film will show you how to identify fall hazards, assess the risks, control the risks, and implement and maintain controls.
Manual tasks: Running time: 11:32 mins
This video will show you how to identify hazardous manual tasks, how to assess risks arising from hazardous manual tasks, and how to control the risk.
Hazardous substances: Running time: 12:13 mins
This film will show you how to identify hazardous substances, assess the risk of injury or harm and control the risk.
Asbestos: The Wittenoom Tragedy: Running Time: 13:31 mins
This video includes the reflections of Dr Jim McNulty (former Commissioner for Health) concerning asbestos mining operations at Wittenoom which led to serious health problems for workers at the mine and residents in the town.
New to the job: Running Time: 23:03 mins
New to the job can be used as part of an induction program for new workers.
Inspect your workplace
Use one of WorkSafe's checklists to inspect your workplace.
- Subby pack
- The first step
- Checklist for asbestos management
- Checklist for chemicals in the workplace
- Checklist for confined space
- Checklist for electricity
- Checklist for evacuation
- Checklist for forklifts
- Checklist for guarding
- Checklist for inspecting workplace bullying
- Checklist for managing contract workers
- Checklist for manual tasks
- Checklist for new and young people
- Checklist for noise
- Checklist for plant
- Checklist for slips trips and falls
- Checklist for violence and aggression
- Checklist for work experience
- Checklist for working alone
- Checklist for working at height
- Checklist for young workers induction
- Hazardous substances - spray painting
- Industry checklist - accommodation industry
- Industry checklist - aircraft maintenance
- Industry checklist - aluminium framed products
- Industry checklist - asbestos in construction
- Industry checklist - asbestos in state and local government
- Industry checklist - automotive body paint & interior repair
- Industry checklist - brewers and distilleries
- Industry checklist - carpet and tile retailing
- Industry checklist - cleaning industry
- Industry checklist - clothing and footwear retail
- Industry checklist - commercial vehicle drivers
- Industry checklist - cranes
- Industry checklist - electrical switchboard manufacture
- Industry checklist - escalator and moving walkway
- Industry checklist - fast food industry
- Industry checklist - fish wholesalers
- Industry checklist - forklifts - grocery & fruit & veg
- Industry checklist - freight forwarding safety project
- Industry checklist - funeral industry
- Industry checklist - heavy machinery and scaffold hire
- Industry checklist - home based care
- Industry checklist - horse stables
- Industry checklist - labour hire
- Industry checklist - laundries and drycleaning
- Industry checklist - machinery and equipment wholesalers
- Industry checklist - manual tasks in supermarkets
- Industry checklist - metal structures manufacturing
- Industry checklist - mobile plant in construction
- Industry checklist - motor vehicle body & trailer manufacture
- Industry checklist - noise
- Industry checklist - noise in agriculture
- Industry checklist - noise in construction
- Industry checklist - noise in music venues
- Industry checklist - nursery and garden centres
- Industry checklist - pest control industry
- Industry checklist - powder coaters campaign
- Industry checklist - restaurants
- Industry checklist - scaffold campaign
- Industry checklist - sporting facilities
- Industry checklist - structural steel manufacturing
- Industry checklist - take away food industry
- Industry checklist - tree surgeons and garden services
- Industry checklist - textile manufacturing
- Industry checklist - waste management
- Industry checklist - worker safety on or near public roads
Calendar of events
Friday 6 October 2017
Tuesday 10 October 2017
- Morning session - When friendships amongst employees turn sour – what is the employer’s duty of care?
- Afternoon session - Investigating injuries from psychosocial hazards
Thursday 12 October 2017
- Morning session - Fatigue management and the science of sleep
- Afternoon session - Introduction to human factors and human reliability
Tuesday 17 October 2017
- Morning session - Slips and trips in the workplace
- Afternoon session - Asbestos in the workplace
Wednesday 18 October 2017
- Morning session - Perth - Safety and health representatives forum
- Afternoon session - Perth - Safety and health representatives forum - Repeat session
Thursday 19 October 2017
- Morning session - Plant in the workplace
- Afternoon session - Plant in the workplace - Repeat session
Wednesday 25 October 2017
- Geraldton - Safety and health forum
Book now to attend a workshop.
Workshop sessions cannot be changed or transferred once booked and paid for. If you wish to change your workshop session selection, please cancel your booking and you will be refunded as long it is within the cancellation time frame. To select a new workshop (if places are still available) simply follow the registration process again and pay.
If you are unable to attend a workshop session a substitute participant can attend at no extra charge, but they must bring the original session ticket to the workshop. New tickets will not be issued.
A full refund will be made for cancellations received up to one week prior to the selected workshop. Any cancellations made after this period will not be refunded.
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