Agency work faces scrutiny
Labour-hire practices will be the target of a safety inspection program in Western Australia (WA) until June.
“Unfortunately, a number of serious injuries and some deaths have occurred over recent years involving workers employed under labour hire arrangements,” WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said.
“There is a pressing need for both host employers and labour hire agents to be very clear on their responsibilities regarding the safety and health of labour hire workers, in particular their training and supervision.”
Work health and safety inspectors will be visiting employers and labour-hire agencies in all industries and regions.
They will be looking at a range of factors, including the training and supervision of labour hire workers, hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control and consultation with labour hire workers and the labour hire agent.
For more details, visit WorkSafe in Western Australia.
Published on 30 January 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.