Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    Mines safety message drives across WA

    2/10/2019 7:30 AM
     
    • The 15th annual Mines Safety Roadshow kicks off in Kalgoorlie today
    • Roadshow will visit 11 locations across WA during October and November

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston has welcomed the annual Mines Safety Roadshow and its focus on promoting on-site risk awareness.

     

    Hosted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the month-long series of roadshows starts in Kalgoorlie, before travelling across nine other Western Australian cities and towns.

     

    The event will also visit Fortescue Metals Group's Cloudbreak mine site on Wednesday, October 9.

     

    This year's theme 'Building healthy and safe workplaces' features presentations and workshops on myths about noise, the power of hazard identification and learning from investigations.

     

    The roadshow also showcases a new safety video on how workplace factors influence an incident, as well as information on the fly-in, fly-out mental health code of practice.

     

    For more information on the roadshows, visit http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/About-Us-Careers/Events-288.aspx

     

    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "The roadshows are a great example of the department's ongoing commitment to improving mine safety and promoting a healthy workplace culture across Western Australia's mining sector.

     

    "These events educate employers and workers on how to better understand and identify hazards on site, and how to control these risks.

     

    "The McGowan Government is committed to working with industry and stakeholders to advance our collective knowledge and improve safety."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6700