Council earns unprecedented healthy and safety mark

Council earns unprecedented healthy and safety mark

Sunshine Coast Council has been awarded an unprecedented 91% rating in a recent workplace health and safety audit.

The comprehensive, independently conducted audit, undertaken from October through to January this year, produced the extraordinary result, which has never previously been achieved by a Queensland council.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson manages the Local Government Queensland Workcare Scheme on behalf of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

LGAQ representative David Swan presented the results at the most recent Council Ordinary meeting and congratulated Council.

“Sunshine Coast Council has been awarded a gold award (for) a 91% rating in workplace health and safety,” Mr Swan said.

“That is the highest score by a Queensland council in the 14 years we have been conducting these audits.

“It’s something that hasn’t been achieved before and we also believe it’s a good example of council working in close partnership with the self insurance scheme.”

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