Wed 08 Oct 2014

Attention OH&S Staff – Registrations Open for VWA Health and Safety Week 2014:

HSRs and other OHS activists will be interested to find out more about the activities and events which are being offered by the VWA during Health and Safety Week.

The VWA is inviting people to find an event and register and provided some information on what is being planned. This year’s keynotes include the Hon. Jeff Kennett AC, Chairman of beyondblue, who will speak on mental well-being in the workplace; Bernard Salt, a leading commentator on cultural and demographic trends, who will speak on our ageing demographic; and Darren Flanagan, the explosives expert responsible for rescuing the two miners trapped at Beaconsfield mine.

The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday 20 October to Wednesday 22 October, before traveling to Melbourne’s west (Altona) and ten regional Victorian locations including: Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Morwell, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga. 

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (s69 (1)(d)(ii)) Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) are entitled to take part in any course or training relating to occupational health and safety that is approved or conducted by VWA.

This year Tuesday 21 October is the designated day that you are able to exercise your s69 entitlements.

If you are a Health and Safety Representative seeking to exercise your right to attend Health and Safety Week on Tuesday 21 October, you must provide your employer with at least 14 days’ notice.

To register your attendance for VWA Health and Safety Week 2014, click here to download the Registration Form. Then either scan and email your completed form to healthandsafetyweek@vwa.vic.gov.au or mail it to the following address…

Health and Safety Week Coordinator
Victorian WorkCover Authority
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Click here to read more: Information for HSRs

For more information on this, please contact CCF Victoria on (03) 9822 0900.