SafeWork NSW will pilot a new approach the 2017 Mentor Program and invites small and large businesses across the North West to be a part of this initiative.
The Mentor Program involves experienced businesses helping small businesses in identifying new ways to improve safety in the workplace.
The new approach involves pairing together mentors and mentees from the North West to make mentors more accessible and to expand the reach of the program.
“Finding the time to focus on safety and make improvements can be a challenge for a small business, particularly in regional NSW,” said Executive Director of SafeWork, Peter Dunphy.
“The Mentor Program brings experienced safety experts and small businesses together to create new and innovative ways of tackling safety in the workplace.
“The Program is open to all businesses in the North West but we are particularly keen to support farmers and businesses in the agriculture sector that want to improve farm safety and keep their families safe.”
Commencing in March 2017, the program will run for three to six months. Since 2006, over 400 businesses have joined the program with more than 90 percent of mentees saying they improved work health and safety in the business.
Experienced business professionals in the North West are invited to act as mentors for the 2017 SafeWork NSW Mentor Program.
The pilot is supported by Northern Safety Network, Tamworth Business Chamber, and NSW Farmers.
Applications are open although places are limited. Those interested in taking part in the program can call SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50 or visit their website.
Businesses urged to pilot SafeWork NSW Mentor Program in North West reported by Haydee. Available from <http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/10/businesses-urged-pilot-safework-nsw-mentor-program-north-west/#.WBvp0iTsfMA>. [12:11pm, Monday 31 October, 2016 ]