Centroc recognised for excellence in Risk Management

The Centroc Work Health & Safety (WHS) Induction Program has received an award for Excellence in Risk Management from Statewide Mutual Risk Management.

The Induction program has been designed to enable contractors working within the Centroc region to undertake a WHS Induction once and be able to work at any participating Council without the need to re-do the induction.

At the recent Statewide Mutual Risk Management Conference in August, Centroc received a commendation award for Excellence in Risk Management for its Work Health & Safety Induction Program. The Statewide Mutual Risk Management Excellence Awards (RMEA) recognise NSW councils who implement superior risk management programs using the principles of identification, evaluation, control and measure.

The induction program addresses important requirements of the NSW Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and its associated regulation, and promotes a safe work environment and eliminates risks whilst at council worksites.

It is hoped that by the end of June 2016 all contractors working for member Councils will hold a Centroc Induction card.

All Centroc member councils have been involved in the development of the program, including Bathurst Regional Council, Blayney Shire Council, Boorowa Council, Cabonne Council, Central Tablelands County Council, Cowra Shire Council, Forbes Shire Council, Lachlan Shire Council, Lithgow City Council, Mid-Western Regional Council, Oberon Council, Orange City Council, Parkes Shire Council, Upper Lachlan Council, Weddin Shire Council, and Young Shire Council, as well as input from Wellington Council.

Centroc also acknowledges Hunter Council’s initiative and the initial work involved in the development of the Local Government Work Health and Safety Handbook.