The State Government has a clear vision for the Western Australian public sector where:
- workplaces are mentally and physically healthy environments with positive and consultative safety cultures
- workplace safety, health and injury management follows leading practice principles
- national targets for health and safety performance and injury management are achieved for the sector.
The directions outlined in the Government’s communique of April 2019 set out how we will work together to make this vision a reality.
The Government has asked all agencies to provide a formal and public statement for employees, contractors and volunteers about the agency’s commitment to safe and healthy workplaces. An example statement of commitment is available now as part of the online resources to assist agencies.
While each workplace is different, many of the risk management approaches and tools are similar. It makes sense for agencies to work together as one sector. Safety is everybody’s responsibility and, by sharing knowledge and resources, we can improve practices and reduce incidents and injuries.
This website contains information and a directory of resources to assist agencies to fulfill their workplace safety and health commitment.