CITY of Belmont has received the Platinum Worksafe Award, the highest rating for safety in a workplace, after demonstrating strong leadership and dedication towards safety.
The award was presented by Worksafe Commissioner Lex McCulloch at the City’s council meeting last week.
To achieve the award, the City had to demonstrate a rating of 90 per cent or more in every element of the Worksafe Plan, which includes management and commitment, planning, consultation, hazard management, training and supervision.
The City was also able to demonstrate a greater than 15 per cent annual reduction in both the incidence rate and frequency rate of lost time injury or disease.
Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said he was proud to accept the award.
He said the City’s staff and occupational health and safety team were committed to continually enhancing its safety culture.
“Our culture ensures our City is a safe place to work and most importantly that our staff get home safely each night,” Cr Marks said
He said the high safety performance provides substantial benefit to the community as the city continues to maintain the lowest contributions for workers compensation cover.
“This provides significant financial benefit to our community, compared to other councils,” he said.
“Safety is one of the City’s core values and it is seen by our staff as a whole of life value.”