Labour Hire Authority Updates: 4.5.2021

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Workplace visits put safety in the spotlight
WorkSafe, Department of Health and Labour Hire Authority inspectors have visited orchards across the Shepparton region as part of a co-ordinated approach to workplace safety. Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner Steve Dargavel said the Authority’s focus during its visits was on education and ensuring compliance, checking that providers had COVIDSafe plans, as well as looking at their licence status and conditions for labour hire workers. Click here for more information...

Teams take safety message to Goulburn Valley growers
The Labour Hire Authority, WorkSafe, Agriculture Victoria and the Department of Health held an information session for providers and hosts in Shepparton at the Parklake Hotel ahead of the inspections. The session provided employers with practical and constructive advice about how to comply with occupational health and safety regulations, stay COVIDSafe and support vulnerable workers, as well as information about accessing seasonal workers and the support available. Click here for more information...

Work-related fatigue: A guide for employers
Employers are responsible for preventing and managing fatigue in the workplace. There are three broad types of fatigue: physical, mental and emotional. To learn how to prevent fatigue, check out the Work-related fatigue guide for employers from WorkSafe

Changes to electronic record-keeping
Record keeping continues to be an important tool to stay safe and stay open. Information and advice is available for businesses and workplaces required to collect contact details. Most customer-facing venues and facilities are required to use the free Victorian Government QR Service or Victorian Government Application Programming Interface linked digital system for electronic record keeping.