SafeWork NSW has launched its 2017 Mentor Program, with 80 NSW businesses committing to improving safety in their workplaces.
The Mentor Program is free and involves an experienced business pairing with a small business to find new ways to improve work health and safety, workers compensation and injury management.
SafeWork NSW, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Jodie Deakes, said the program not only helped businesses improve safety but also their competitiveness and productivity.
“The Mentor Program brings big and small businesses together to create new ways of tackling safety in the workplace,” Ms Deakes said.
“Mentors are some of the country's leading health and safety professionals and they understand the work health and safety challenges mentees face on a daily basis.
“They can suggest innovative solutions to common safety, injury management and workers compensation issues.
“The program is a great example of businesses helping each other to stay safe while also contributing to an improved bottom line.”
The SafeWork Mentor Program runs for three to six months and involves a series of site visits, advisory sessions and workshops. SafeWork NSW also conducts free advisory and educational sessions across a variety of safety and injury management topics.
To coincide with the commencement of the program, SafeWork NSW has launched a Mentor Program eBookfeaturing the stories, safety benefits and tips of some of the 485 businesses that have participated in the program since its commencement in 2006.
Ms Deakes added that the Mentor Program gave medium and large businesses the opportunity to share the importance of a positive safety culture.
“Every worker in this state has the right to a safe and healthy workplace, and safety is everyone’s responsibility,” she said.
“The Mentor Program encourages small businesses to think about how they can create a safety culture at their workplace while mentors have the opportunity to enhance their business’s reputation and profile.”
Footage of the Mentor Program launch, including interviews with mentors Maria Hooker from Allied Mills and Mark Paegam from CSR/Viridian Glass, mentees Paul Cronin from Milton Labs and Mark Frater from Dee Why Glass Service and SafeWork NSW, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Jodie Deakes can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/210691999
Out website has further information on the SafeWork NSW Mentor Program or call 13 10 50.
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Balance Training & Assessments Pty Ltd , Haywards Bay
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd, Old Toongabbie
Bohmer's Tree Care, Woonona (Wollongong)
NRMA, North Strathfield
Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Allambie Heights
City of Parramatta Council, Rydalmere
Coca-Cola Amatil, North Sydney
CSR/Viridian Glass, Ingleburn
Diona Pty Ltd, Rouse Hill
Eden Brae Homes, Baulkham Hills
Fairfield City Council, Wakeley
FDC Construction & Fitout Pty Ltd, Forest Lodge
Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Ltd, Macquarie Park
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst
Goodman Property Services Australia, Sydney
NA Group Pty Ltd, Revesby
Northrop Grumman Australia, Mascot
Richard Crookes Construction, Naremburn
Riding for the Disabled Assoc (NSW), Box Hill
SRS Roads / COLAS Australia Group, Winston Hills
Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd, North Sydney
TNT Express, Mascot
The University of Sydney, Glebe
TreeServe Pty Ltd, Horsley Park
Woolworths Limited, Bella Vista
BAE Systems Flight Training Tamworth
Challenge Community Services, Tamworth
Tamworth Regional Council – 2 mentors
Teys Australia, Tamworth
West Tamworth Leagues Club, West Tamworth
Succeed Training T/as Test Tag Courses, Campbelltown
PMO Solutions, St Ives
State Wide Tree Services, Granville
Queen of Hearts Community Foundation, Penrith
Georges River Sailing Club Pty Ltd, Sandringham
Kyora Landscapes, Warriewood
Spice Quarter, Epping
Dee Why Glass Service, Cromer
Govinda Valley Yoga and Meditation Retreat, Otford
Prime Build Pty Ltd, Berkshire Park
The Middlewoman Services, Stanmore
Got Game Pty Ltd, Alexandria
Cannavale Constructions Pty Ltd, Cardiff
Mount Druitt Newsagency, Mount Druitt
Equilibrium Air Conditioning (NSW) Pty Ltd, Baulkham Hills
Box Advisory Services, Sydney
CMW Services Pty Ltd, Miranda
Enviro Cut Pty Ltd, Villawood
TK Constructions NSW Pty Ltd, Collaroy
The Highgate Group Pty Ltd, Warriewood
Stafford Constructions, Martinsville NSW 2265
Ceragloss Pty Ltd, Gladesville
Creative Hire Pty Ltd, Caringbah
Edisco Management, Ultimo
Parker-Wood Digital, Lavendar Bay
Earthwise Environmental Consultants, Thirroul
Bombini, Avoca Beach
Biennale of Sydney Pty Ltd, The Rocks
Concrete One Pty Ltd, Merewether
Guru Driving School, Pendle Hill
Straightshot Transport, Luddenham
Edna and Wilfred Home Care, Maroubra
Argonauts Tree Service, Tuggerah
Flagship Communications, Parramatta
Barraba Café, Barraba
Dubbo Heavy Towing and Salvage, Coonabarabran
Monterey Café, Narrabri
Grazag Pty Ltd, Armidale
Lockwood Pastoral, Coonabarabran
Blaney Pastoral Company, Wallangra
David Henry, Hallsville
Newcastle Hats, Coonabarabran
Coonabarabran Hotel, Coonabarabran