Toolkit to guide manufacturers to safety

The Centre for Work Health and Safety is collaborating with Griffith University Safety Science Innovation Lab to work improving safety within the manufacturing industry.

The Centre aims to develop and trial a safety culture toolkit that will include a free safety culture survey results report, and debriefing. This also includes an online training course for supervisors and managers.

The toolkit comes as a response to poorly guarded machines in the Work Health and Safety Roadmap for NSW 2022. Past research has shown that leadership, safety culture, and the way training is implemented, followed up, and incorporated into organisations by managers is important in preventing injuries and fatalities.

Work Health’s toolkit looks to improve safety culture in the manufacturing sector, for different sized businesses across New South Wales.

Researchers from Griffith University will undertake interviews with manufacturing businesses, health, and safety professionals, and inspectors to identify behaviours, practices, and workplace characteristics that influence machine operating behaviours.

In addition, there will be a free online training course that will be available for leaders and workers to participate in.