Liverpool Plains Shire Council takes seriously its responsibilities, as an employer, to protect the health, safety and welfare of its workers and according to GM, Ron Van Katwyk, it has been a bit of a change to run a competition for staff and their families as part of October Safe Work Awareness Month activities that place an extra focus on what we do all year round, pursue our commitment to building and maintaining safe and healthy workplaces for all our staff.
“We held a Safety Quiz Champion Challenge, a Kids Safety Colouring In/Drawing Competition, and a Youth Photography Safety Snapshot. Congratulations to the winners who were announced at the completion of our last Council meeting. Ian Hughes is Safety Quiz champion and wins a $50 IGA voucher. Rebecca Teuma gets a family movie pass for winning the colouring competition and Jacqui Teuma won the Safety Snapshot receiving a swimming pool family day pass.
“LPSC’s objective is to strive for zero harm in the workplace through the belief that all accidents can be prevented, our operations can be performed with minimal negative impact on the environment and this will be of benefit to the greater community,” he said.
“Council meets this objective by promoting a positive culture based on strong WHS leadership and effective consultation with staff and relevant external stakeholders. This includes promoting environmental sustainability as part of our culture, ensuring all personnel have clearly defined and understood responsibilities and accountabilities for the effective implementation of our WHS Policy and Management System. As part of this culture we constantly engage with contractors, industry bodies, equivalent organisations and stakeholders to achieve and improve WHS standards,” Mr Van Katwyk concluded.
Councillor Virginia Black (right) picked out the winners and is pictured with LPSC’s WHS and Risk Business Partner Julie Sipple who Mr Van Katwyk thanked for her enthusiasm and drive with this initiative.