Making work safe everyday

April 1, 2015

Rockingham Peel Group staff have a renewed focus on workplace safety, reflected in 100% of workplace inspections being completed for the fourth quarter running.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Consultant Shirley Howlett said that it had been a concerted effort over 12 months to make improvements and achieve these consistent results.

“We have re-focussed our priorities and efforts; created new working groups, trained additional OSH representatives and improved our processes,” Shirley said.

Executive Director Geraldine Carlton said the result is about more than legislative compliance.

“This achievement is about our staff showing concern for the health and wellbeing of their colleagues as well as our patients and visitors,” Geraldine said.

“Whilst OSH will always be an area of risk in an organisation, it comes with opportunities for improvement. We are in a fortunate position where our staff have embraced this and made workplace safety an everyday focus.

“I see the commitment to identifying and ultimately rectifying any hazards as a change towards a culture of prevention.”