WorkSafe Vic to target SMEs

by 29 Jan 2010

WorkSafe Victoria is warning SMEs to address safety concerns before its officers arrive in coming months.

Small and medium-sized enterprises will be issued “improvement” or “prohibition” notices should Worksafe Victoria officers find work environments that don’t meet its standards. Its compliance campaign will target seven regions between February and May this year.

“[We will] sit down with the workforce, go through the potential safety issues and work out what can be done to eliminate them. Once that’s done, put a plan together and get to work putting it into effect,” WorkSafe’s acting executive director, Stan Krpan said in a statement.

“It’s in everyone’s interest to do this sooner rather than later. Don’t adopt a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude or wait until a WorkSafe inspector arrives.”

WorkSafe Victoria’s regional schedule includes: Seaford 8-12 February; Bacchus Marsh 22-26 February; Heidelberg 1-5 March; Portland 22-26 March; Williamstown 19-23 April; Bayswater 3-7 May; Sale 17-21 May