WHS Policy2017-03-15T10:07:43+10:00

Work Health and Safety Management System

Council is committed to best practice work health and safety

Parkes Shire Council is committed to promoting safety in the workplace. Staff are actively encouraged to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety.

In 2016, Parkes Shire Council achieved formal accreditation under the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems AS/NZS 4801:2001 by SAI Global. The safety accreditation was awarded in November 2016 following a thorough audit of Council's Safety Management Systems.

The accreditation is recognition of the dedication and commitment from Council staff to ensure safety management systems were robust and efficient. Council has many varied work environments and the safety management system implemented has needed to be robust enough to cover our high risk work areas and flexible enough to suit the many different tasks and jobs that Council undertakes.

As part of the improvements to the safety management systems, Parkes Shire Council has also adopted many technological innovations included the use of electronic forms and applications to ensure that job safety instructions are being followed and the risks associated with non-routine tasks can be assessed and managed.

Council will continue to look for new and innovative ways of ensuring we provide a safe workplace for our staff and contractors now and into the future.

To review Council's policies for Work Health Safety, visit the policies page on our website.


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