Local water provider strikes safety gold

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Water chairperson Helen Shervington, Work Safe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh, Planning saftey Officer Jarrad Leaver and Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliot
Camera IconBusselton Water chairperson Helen Shervington, Work Safe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh, Planning saftey Officer Jarrad Leaver and Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliot Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Busselton Water was awarded a WorkSafe Plan Gold Achievement Award on Monday, marking the local water provider’s commitment to demonstrating a best-practice approach to safety and health.

The rigorous WorkSafe bi-ennial assessment consists of five elements which cover the organisation’s commit-ment to safety practices, planning, consultation and reporting, hazard manage-ment, and training and supervision.

WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said Busseltons Water’s score in consultation was particularly impressive.

“It’s rare for corporate organisations to receive the gold or platinum award — for Busselton Water to receive gold twice now is a significant achievement,” he said.

Busselton Water achieved more than 80 per cent across all five assessment areas and will look to attain a platinum certification during the next assessment.

Busselton Water chief executive Chris Elliott said the corporation’s overall assessment of 86 per cent was a marked improvement on the 79 per cent score achieved at the last assessment in 2016.

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