Today peak electrical industry body, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), welcomed the start of National Safe Work Australia Week and reiterated the importance of ensuring workplaces are safe in the electrical industry.
National Safe Work Australia Week is a key initiative of Safe Work Australia and is held annually in October to raise awareness of workplace safety. The week aims to encourage all working Australians to get involved in and concentrate on safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.
NECA’s chief executive officer, Mr James Tinslay, said the electrical industry supports National Safe Work Australia Week, and the important work of Safe Work Australia.
“The Australian government’s Safe Work Australia agency does a remarkable job in assisting employers and employees to make workplaces safer. Apart from the legislative requirements, everyone in business needs to plan and importantly act to make the workplace a safe environment,” Mr Tinslay said.
“The aim of all employers and employees should be to reduce death, injury and disease in the workplace and this is occurring in the electrical industry thanks to the due diligence shown by employers and their employees.”
Now in its sixth year, National Safe Work Australia Week will be celebrated from 24 - 30 October 2010.
NECA encourages electrical and communications contractors across Australia to take time during National Safe Work Australia Week to assess their safety systems and safety cultures in their business and make improvements if they are required.
“Having a culture that respects the need for safety procedures is integral in having a strong and successful business. I encourage everyone in the electrical and communications industry to have a look at their procedures and safe work method statements,” Mr Tinslay said.
“Making your workplace even safer is a sensible business decision and will help reduce workplace incidents across the entire industry.”
NECA offers a full suite of workplace health and safety advice and systems for the electrical and communications industry. Contact your relevant NECA State Chapter to discuss options to improve your workplace health and safety.
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