LGIS are continually developing resources to assist our members to improve their safety.
Take 5 handbooks
The Take 5 handbook is a tool to encourage your workers to stop and think about the job they are about to do to ensure they can do it safely. Whether working in the depot, in the recreation centre or out on the road, the Take 5 is a great way to reinforce the importance of safety for each and every job. To get your complimentary take 5 handbooks, contact a member of our OSH Team on 08 9483 8888.
Safe Work Method Statement Booklets
The use of safe work method statements is gaining popularity across local government, both for high risk construction work and for undertaking assessments of other work activities.
Safe work method statements are required to be completed for all high risk construction work activities. High risk construction work activities are those listed in Part 3.137 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, 1996.
Safe work method statements must be documented and set out as follows:
a) each high risk construction work activity that is or includes a hazard to which a person at the construction site is likely to be exposed
b) the risk of injury or harm to a person resulting from any such hazards
c) the safety measures to be implemented to reduce the risk, including the control measures to be applied to the activity or hazards
d) a description of the equipment used in the work activity
e) the qualifications and training (if any) required for persons doing the work to do it safely
LGIS has developed safe work method books to assist you to complete your safe work method statements. To get your complimentary books, contact a member of our OSH Team on 08 9483 8888.
Displaying OSH ensures your workers have the necessary information to allow them to work safely and efficiently. LGIS has developed Safety Boards that when installed allow you to promote your safety information and ensure it is readily available and accessible to your workers. With interchangeable clips and sleeves, using a safety board will ensure you provide the right information, at the right time, in the right way.
Safety Data Sheet Stations
Using chemicals at work can be risky. For workers to be able to use them safely, you need to manage the chemicals and ensure your workers have the right information available to them. The SDS Station is a great way to do this. Allowing you to display your registers and safety data sheets in a structured format and in a prominent location, these boards assist you to ensure that your workers have the information they require to use chemicals safely.
In addition to managing the safety and wellbeing
of your workers, most local governments are also supported by volunteers in
areas such as meals on wheels, visitor centres, bushfire brigades just to name
Volunteers are an integral part of the WA Local Government sector and effective management of them are essential to maintaining a stable volunteer program. To find out more about how you can support and manage your volunteers effectively, please download a copy of our A Guide to Managing Volunteers in Western Australia Local Government(pdf).