Family and Injured Workers Support Group
Expressions of interest to join the group are now open.
Members of the group
The support group is an advisory group made up of family members of workers who have died in a workplace incident, and injured workers and their families.
It's a way for families to provide information about their needs, and what is and what is not working for those in similar circumstances, in a safe, secure and supportive forum.
It's headed by Darren Flanagan, a safety advocate who was instrumental in the rescue of two Beaconsfield miners in 2006.
The group has at least 12 members and will initially be established as a pilot that will run for 12 months.
Following the conclusion of the pilot, a program evaluation will be undertaken by SafeWork NSW to assess the effectiveness of the pilot and inform the design and approach of the group in the future.
SafeWork NSW is seeking expressions of interest to join the pilot group, from people who are willing to volunteer their time and are committed to improving service delivery through constructive consultation.
The group will have a minimum of four face-to-face meetings and one forum each year (subject to COVID-19 restrictions, some meetings may be online).
What the group does
The group informs us on best-practice processes and responses following a workplace incident or fatality, advocates for work health and safety in the community and networks with other families and injured workers.
For more information, read the terms of reference.
How to apply
The deadline for expressions of interest is 11:59pm, Tuesday 8 September 2020.
For more information, email BR_CommunityEngagement_RC@customerservice.nsw.gov.au
Applications will be considered by a selection panel and all applicants will be advised of the outcome.
The first meeting of the support group will be held in October 2020.
The group will initially meet regularly for 12 months, then the program will be evaluated and modified if necessary.