Cessnock City Council show commitment to safety

Cessnock City Council is getting involved in National Safe Work Month, October 2016, putting on a range of events for all Council staff.
Cessnock City Council is getting involved in National Safe Work Month, October 2016, putting on a range of events for all Council staff.

Cessnock City Council’s General Manager, Stephen Glen said maintaining a healthy and safe workplace is a key goal for Council all year round, but this presents a unique opportunity to place it at the forefront of our minds for the entire month of October.

“Safe Work Month is a chance for us all to be reminded of the importance of work health and safety.”

“Often when people think about work health and safety they think about people working with machinery or tools but it also about a person’s mental wellbeing.”

“Staff are encouraged to start conversations and make suggestions on how we can improve WHS at Cessnock City Council”, Mr Glen said.

The activities running throughout October include a general health check, skin check and a presentation from guest speaker Darren Flanagan.

The presentation by explosives expert Darren Flanagan is expected to be a highlight as he recounts his involvement in the rescue at Beaconsfield Mine in 2006 and how it affected his life.

To find out more about National Safe Work Month head to http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/media-events/safety-month.