Parkes Waste Facility, Parkes Animal Shelter and Peak Hill Waste Transfer Station are the latest Council facilities to receive accreditation under the ISO 45001:2018 standard - the highest safety certification globally.

The ISO 45001:2018 provides a framework for organisations to help prevent workplace injuries and accidents, as well as continually improve the OH&S performance of the business.

The three new sites join the list of re-accredited Council facilities, including the Administration Office, Water Treatment Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant and Works Depot.

The external assessment was conducted by SAI Global late last year, as part Council's annual Work Health Safety Management System audit.

Parkes Shire Council's Chief Operating Officer, Anthony McGrath said "ISO 45001 creates an organisation built around best practice for identifying and managing risks."

"Not only does the standard ensure compliance with current legislation worldwide, it helps us to improve the safety of staff and visitors of these sites, reduce workplace illness and injury, as well as identify and address health and safety threats proactively rather than reactively."

Council, in partnership with KAS Consulting, will conduct an internal audit in March and July.  SAI Global will conduct the next external audit in September 2020.