Better Work Tas workplace tours
These free events, supported by Better Work Tasmania, give you the opportunity to visit other workplaces who are opening their doors to share their successful workplace initiatives and solutions. See what’s worked for others in managing WHS — maybe their solutions could work for you too.
Hobart City Council
City of Hobart has had significant improvement in managing workers compensation costs over the past 12 months following an active program of case management. This strategy has involved risk management reducing injury, resolving longer term legacy workers compensation cases, proactively managing active cases to return to work, and intensive intervention to avoid potential claims developing. The net result has been a reduction in hours lost through injury by two thirds over the previous financial year. A more risk adverse and resilient workforce has resulted in a 50% reduction in workers compensation claims over the same period. A strong relationship with Council’s insurance broker and insurer has been critical to the success of this initiative.
Location and time: Hobart City Council, 16 Elizabeth Street Hobart. Wed 25 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm
The Lion Group is opening its doors to take you on a tour of its factory, with specific safety and manual handling initiatives, programs on safety essentials, Best ME (mental and emotional) and everybody safe everyday. A nice ending to the visit will be cheese tasting!
Location and time: Lion Group, The Heritage, 145 Old Surrey Road Burnie. Fri 27 Oct, 10am-12pm
Health and wellbeing: What is it, what works ... and what doesn’t. Merseylink will show you what its staff like and what management decisions made them less favourable! Let Merseylink help you with its five years of health and wellbeing program experience that led to the 2016 WorkSafe Tasmania Award.
Location and time: Mersey Link, 283 Port Sorell Road, Wesley Vale. Wed 25 Oct, 10am-12pm
Mount St Vincent
With Tasmania’s ageing population, Mount St Vincent wants to share with you practical WHS solutions that you can implement at your aged care facility.
Location and time: Mount St Vincent Nursing Home and Therapy Centre, 75 South Road, West Ulverstone. Wed 11 Oct, 11am-1pm
RACT staff are put in many dangerous situations when they assist you with a flat battery or locked keys in the car. Come and see how RACT manages the risks of Patrols and Contractors working at the roadside. See a tour of a Roadside Patrol Van and/or Tow Truck, and how RACT has mitigated some of the associated risks.
Location and time: RACT, 179-191 Murray Street, Hobart. Mon 16 Oct, 10-11.30am
Ronald Young Builders
Ronald Young Builders is leading the way with its safety concepts and would love to share them with you. Come and listen how to effectively integrate health and wellbeing into WHS management system and practices employed for effective contractor management.
Location and time: Ronald Young Builders, 153 Collins Street, Hobart. Tues 17 Oct, 11am-1pm
Taswater has developed and implemented many successful safety systems in the past few years and at this visit would like to share with you its safety shower rectification program and specifically being able to deliver Tepid Water all year round.
Location and time: Taswater, 90 Esplanade Road, Rosny. Thurs 19 Oct, 10am-12pm
University of Tasmania
The University Work Health and Safety Team will provide an overview of safety in the context of the University. The team will provide an outline of the University’s Organisational structure and complexities; Consultation and communication framework; Major risks and mitigation controls; Systems, tools and new initiatives. It will also share some safety stories.
Location and time: University of Tasmania, Waterfront Building, Castray Esplanade, Salamanca. Fri 20 Oct, 2-4pm