WorkSafe is to conduct an inspection program to look at the safety and health of labour hire workers in WA workplaces. The purpose of the program is to ensure that both host employers and labour hire agents are aware of their obligations, and to provide them with information required to meet these obligations.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch expects that inspectors across all industries and regions will participate in the labour hire worker program. Upon visits to WA workplaces inspectors will ask employers if they host any workers under labour hire arrangements.
“Unfortunately, a number of serious injuries and some deaths have occurred over recent years involving workers employed under labour hire arrangements,” Mr McCulloch said.
Safebound can assist in clarifying your obligations, developing strategies, propcedures and monitoring the implementation of procedures for both, employers who hire labourers and the labour hire industry. Please contact us on (08) 6102 5400.
Retrieved from: Department of Commerce, http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media/statements/2014/01/Inspection_program_looks_at_la.html, 11/02/2014