Three more Council facilities have received the highest safety certification globally, which is the ISO 45001:2018 standard.
Parkes Waste Facility, Parkes Animal Shelter and Peak Hill Transfer Station join the list of re-accredited Council facilities, including the Administration Office, Water Treatment Plant, Sewer Treatment Plant and Works Depot.
The ISO 45001:2018 provides a framework for organisations to help prevent workplace injuries and accidents, as well as continually improve the occupational health and safety performance of the business.
The external assessment was conducted by SAI Global late last year, as part of Council’s annual Work Health Safety Management System audit.
“ISO 45001 creates an organisation built around best practice for identifying and managing risks,” said Council’s Chief Operating Officer, Anthony McGrath.
“Not only does the standard ensure compliance with current legislation worldwide, it helps us to improve the safety of staff and visitors of these sites, reduce workplace illness and injury, as well as identify and address health and safety threats proactively rather than reactively.”
Council, in partnership with KAS Consulting, will conduct an internal audit in March and July. SAI Global will conduct the next external audit in September 2020.