Are you set for Safe Work Month?
Have you started planning your own Safe Work Month workplace event to demonstrate to your workers you're serious about safety?
Holding your own Safe Work Month event demonstrates you're a safety champion, committed to improving work health and safety in the construction industry. It helps build a positive safety culture at your organisation. The events, big or small, encourage workers to discuss safety concerns, while providing an open forum for new ideas to help reduce injuries.
If you would like a Queensland Safety Advocate to attend your event, book now as they are in high demand during October. Our advocates share personal stories of the impact that an injury to themselves, or the death of a family member, has had on their lives. These powerful messages encourage people to think about why work safety must be a priority for everyone.
Safety Advocate Jed Millen knows exactly what working in the construction industry is all about. Jed's career as a rigger ended when the bridge deck he was working on collapsed under his feet and he fell five metres onto the ground, permanently injuring his upper spine vertebrae. Workers appreciate that he has walked in their shoes and understands the industry.
If you'd rather let someone else host the events, don't forget we're holding a free breakfast in Brisbane's King George Square to kick off the month's activities. From 7am to 9:30am on Wednesday 2 October, Brisbane CBD workers can grab a free brekkie and meet Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke and Mental Health Ambassador Libby Trickett. See Masterchef's Matt Sinclair whip up some easy, healthy breakfast options or show us your footy skills for the chance to win yourself a football signed by Shane Webcke.
Download the Safe Work Month Event planning toolkit to help plan or host your own event or register for our events at worksafe.qld.gov.au/safe-work-month