Celebrating 200 days without injury

Article image - Celebrating 200 days without injury Health and Safety Officer Garry Thorp (left) and Executive Manager of Engineering Services Daniel Summers cook up a storm for employees at the Waratah-Wynyard Council Works and Services Depot. The Waratah-Wynyard Council Works and Services Depot recently achieved a significant milestone in reaching 200 days without incurring a lost time injury.

Waratah-Wynyard General Manager said Council was focused on improving the work practices of its employees and contractors to reduce the number of possible injuries.

“We believe that reaching 200 days without injury deserves recognition for the commitment shown by Council Works and Services Managers, Coordinators and employees,” Mr Winton said.

“An increased effort has been put into job planning by Coordinators and employees, who are also encouraged to take the time to step back and identify any hazards that may be associated with the tasks that they are asked to perform.”

Mr Winton said many of the tasks performed by the Works and Services team occurred on a routine basis and that it therefore can be very easy for complacency to creep in.

“The fact the team has managed to reach this milestone is testament to the good work across our organisation in regards to Occupational Health and Safety,” Mr Winton said.

“This focus is particularly important considering both incoming legislation and ensuring all employees are safe at work.”

In recognition of the achievement, employees from both depots were invited to attend a free barbeque.