“We will be conducting compliance audits in manufacturing businesses to ensure improved safety in South Australian workplaces. During our visits, we work with the business to identify the challenges and hazards unique to their workplace and discuss the best safety solution for the situation. Where we find a safety issue that breaches WHS requirements, our inspectors will issue a compliance notice,” said Martyn Campbell, SafeWork SA Executive Director.
The Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) states that business owners are responsible for providing adequate training and supervision for all workers, ensuring equipment is in safe working order and managing all risks to prevent injuries.
“As the state’s regulator, SafeWork SA wants every worker goes home safe each day. I strongly encourage all businesses to be proactive about safety,” Campbell said.
Businesses must identify all hazards specific to their workplace, and install appropriate control measures to prevent or reduce the risk of harm to workers and the public. A successful safety plan identifies all hazards and ensures that appropriate control measures are in place. Safety plans must also ensure that workers receive adequate training and supervision, and that the safety control measures are reviewed regularly.
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