Safety first: New Northern Rivers network for businesses

BUSINESSES can sign up to the recently-formed North Coast Safety Network to improve their Workplace Health and Safety and Injury Management.

Treasurer of the Network, Wade Kajewski, said it was open to anyone wishing to find out more about health and safety, injury management and recovery after injury.

"It's for the general business community, so anyone can come along from any industry," he said.

"It gives access to a wide range of other professionals from the same industry or other industries with similar experiences.

"And there is the potential to claim a SafeWork Small Business rebate."

The Network officially launched last Thursday with their first bi-monthly meeting.

"The Network is funded by SafeWork for an amount of $5300," Mr Kajewski said.

"That will help us with the costs of running events, compensating guest speakers ... and some promotion material."

The next meeting will be held at the Alstonville Plateau Bowls & Sports Club this Thursday, 2.30-4pm.

The first Network event will be around the topic of Proactive Manual Handling Solutions and will be at the Lismore Worker's Club on Keen St, May 5 from 2pm.

"We've got SafeWork organising for one of their senior safety inspectors to give a talk ... we're getting a group called Employ Health to discuss their work with businesses to find tailor-made solutions to reducing injuries, reducing risks and identifying solutions."

To find out more about events or meetings, email northcoastsafetynetwork@

gmail.com or visit them on Facebook or LinkedIn.



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