The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has urged businesses to make safety a priority this National Safe Work Month.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said that the month, which runs through October, was a reminder for all workplaces to review their safety practices.
“National Safe Work Month is a chance to shine a light on the importance of safety in our workplaces—one of the highest priorities for the NHVR,” Mr Petroccitto said.
“We know that a safe industry is a productive one and this month we’re calling on all businesses, big or small, to embrace the theme and “be a safety champion”.
“No matter what job you perform or where you work, you can be a safety champion by making and following safety procedures and reporting all safety risks you encounter.
“Help to reinforce a good safety culture this month by putting aside half an hour to discuss ways you can continue to help build a safe, healthy and productive workplace for yourself and your colleagues.
“Remember, the NHVR operates the Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line (HVCRL) where you can report any safety concerns you may have securely and anonymously for investigation.
“Just call the hotline on 1800 931 785 to report operational safety issues in the heavy vehicle industry.”
For more information on National Safe Work Month head to: safeworkmonth.swa.gov.au
For more information on the HVCRL head to: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-compliance/heavy-vehicle-confidential-reporting-line