The department's 2018 Mines Safety Roadshow starts in Kalgoorlie on 2 October
|Date:||Thursday, 13 September 2018|
The importance of safety and health representatives and the role they play in making workplaces safer in the mining industry will be one of the key themes for the 2018 Mines Safety Roadshow, starting in Kalgoorlie on 2 October.
Presented by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the roadshows travel to towns and cities throughout Western Australia during October and November.
Director Mines Safety Andrew Chaplyn said the roadshow has grown in popularity over the years.
"This will be the fourteenth year we have hosted the roadshow and it continues to be one of our most important proactive events in mines safety," Mr Chaplyn said.
The roadshow will include presentations and workshops on a range of safety and health topics.
"This includes the launch of a new series of safety videos focused on the importance of safety and health representatives and the key roles they play in consulting and promoting safe work practices in the mining industry," Mr Chaplyn said.
The videos will be shown at the roadshows and come off the back of the successful 'Know your hazards' video series produced by the department.
"The latest video series is part of the department's commitment to supporting safety and health representatives and acknowledging the work they do to help improve workplace safety," Mr Chaplyn said.
The free event also includes an update from the regulator on what is happening in mine safety and health in Western Australia and workshops on mentally healthy workplaces and investigations into serious and fatal accidents.
"The roadshow is an opportunity to network with other safety personnel and meet some of the department’s mines inspectors," Mr Chaplyn said.
"I encourage safety and health representatives, safety committee members, supervisors and others responsible for safety and health to attend."