think safe. work safe. be safe.
September 13, 2021
National Safe Work Month in October is a time to commit to a safe and healthy workplace.
Brooke Kelly, High Risk VET Coordinator at Community College Northern Inland is supporting Safe Work Australia’s think safe. work safe. be safe. campaign with a range of work health and safety training scheduled to kick off at the start of National Safe Work Month continuing throughout term four.
“At Community College Northern Inland, we believe that our people are our most valued asset. Their health and safety is our top priority,” Brooke said.
“National Safe Work Month in October is an important event each year for Community College. It's a great way to raise awareness about important work health and safety issues and helps us highlight, understand and investigate potential WHS issues in our own workplace.”
“We encourage other businesses to join National Safe Work Month and support work health and safety in their workplaces. They can start by visiting our website to see the range of health and safety training options in our campuses, many of which offer subsidised places for eligible students.”
"During the last couple of years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces have been presented with complex and dynamic challenges leading to changes in the way they conduct their business and, in turn, manage work health and safety. It makes good sense for business owners to take advantage of fee-free training where possible to provide their workforce with critical skills for the new workplace."
This year’s National Safe Work Month campaign highlights a range of work health and safety topics, including COVID-19, occupational lung disease, sexual harassment, mental health, and working in extreme weather. The annual event is a perfect time for workplaces to check on first aid competencies and mental health of staff, high risk licensing requirements, and work health and safety policies and processes.
The think safe. work safe. be safe. campaign is led by Safe Work Australia and is supported by Safe Work Australia Members and other stakeholders, including Community College Northern Inland.
For more information about National Safe Work Month, or to download resources for use in the workplace, business owners should go to the campaign website: safeworkmonth.swa.gov.au.
Ready to support work health and safety in your workplace?
Work health and safety training is available for a range of topics including first aid, mental health, and remote working through to high risk licensing for a range of regional industries. To organise training for yourself or your staff, call the college on 1800 952 264 or get in touch with your local campus.
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