Work Health & Safety
The Wudinna District Council is committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all its employees, contractors and visitors. The Council has adopted a comprehensive policy manual that deals with a range of WH&S issues, including accident and incident reporting and subsequent rehabilitation, hazard identification, electrical safety, emergency procedures, confined spaces, plant and machinery use and management, manual handling and staff training.
The Council's Health & Safety Committee monitors current work practices and procedures in conjunction with injury reports, accident investigation outcomes, hazard audits and industry standards, making policy changes or undertaking corrective measures as the need arises.
In addition to this the Committee also aims to:
- Further the achievement of Council safety objectives
- Review all accidents occurring in the workplace
- Encourage an awareness of safety at all levels
- Evaluate safety suggestions submitted by employees
- Arrange and conduct regular safety inspections
- Instigate educational programs for the benefit of all employees.
The Committee meets regularly in its endeavors to carry out the above functions, with a minimum of four meetings a year. The Committee receives assistance, direction and support from its Regional Risk Coordinator, Mr Jon Coleman. Jon is employed by the Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme, is based at Port Lincoln, and travels through the upper North and Eyre Peninsula offering such assistance. An Elected Member nominated by the Wudinna District Council, who has a standing invitation to attend all meetings and will receive all Agenda papers in the same manner as Committee members. The current Health & Safety Committee (HSC) consists of:
Responsible Officer - Alan McGuire (CEO)
Chairperson - Kelsey Trezise
Secretary & WHS Coordinator - Rhonda Richter
Works Gang Health & Safety Rep - Kelsey Trezise
Administration Health & Safety Rep - Rhonda Richter
Office Manager - Andrew Buckham
Administration Representative - Tanya Mitchell
Works Manager - Neil Haines
Policies & Procedures
Council is currently reviewing its policies and procedures in line with the Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme (LGAWCS) One System approach to WH&S and Return To Work. As policies and procedures are reviewed and adopted by Council, this page will be updated. Signed versions of the documents are captured in Council's records management system and are available upon request.
Please follow this link to view the LGAWCS One System Structure.
WHS Return to Work Policy