Mentor Program applications now open!

Now in its 13th year, the SafeWork Mentor Program is committed to improving work health and safety, workers compensation and injury management of NSW businesses. Small business mentees and business specialists with expertise in WHS are encouraged to apply for 2019.

The Mentor Program is an opportunity for business safety experts to share their knowledge with small businesses and network with their peers. In the program they will:

  • identify new ways to address safety
  • provide insight into the challenges facing your industry
  • have the chance to apply for SafeWork rebates to implement workplace safety improvements
  • improve business reputation
  • create a supportive network of peers.

Mentees will be paired with a mentor who has extensive safety knowledge who will then, over the 3-6 months of the program, visit their workplace and share their knowledge with their mentee.

At the end of the 2018 program, mentees had implemented practical workplace safety improvements, increased awareness, knowledge, confidence and willingness to manage safety in their workplace.

Previous mentor, Paul Lyndon, National Safety Manager for Diona spoke positively about his experience as a mentor saying, “It gives me so much pleasure encouraging people to do something worthwhile that could save someone’s life.”

All mentors and mentees are invited to SafeWork NSW supported training and network events throughout the year.

To get involved in the 2019 Mentoring Program as a mentee or mentor, apply online now.

For more information, visit our website, call 13 10 50 or email MentorProgram.Business@safework.nsw.gov.au.

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