Perpetual Platinum for Busselton Water
Posted: 30 November 2023
Local water provider, Busselton Water was awarded a WorkSafe Plan Platinum Achievement Award on Tuesday (21 November) from WorkSafe Deputy Commissioner, Sally North. This is the second consecutive time Busselton Water have achieved this ranking, the first being in 2020. The WorkSafe Plan is an assessment process which can be used as an audit tool to rate an organisation’s health and safety management system. The assessment process is designed to encourage best practice and recognise achievements in work health and safety.
Busselton Water CEO David Hughes-Owen said the corporation’s overall assessment of 93% was an increase of 14% on the first assessment in 2016.
“We’re constantly striving to improve our safety performance and achieve best practice in safety management – the safety award is a reflection on the corporation’s commitment to its safety systems, processes and training,” said Mr Hughes-Owen.
“It’s important we continue to build our safety culture and awareness, in our engineering environment, safety management systems are paramount and we strive to achieve this in every area of the business.”
“Our team should be incredibly proud of this achievement and commitment to work health and safety performance across the whole organisation.”
Platinum certificates recognise and awards organisations that achieve the highest standards of health and safety management. The WorkSafe assessment comprises five elements which cover the organisation’s commitment to safety practices, planning, consultation and reporting, hazard management, and training and supervision.
This platinum certification adds to the extensive list of safety achievements by the local water corporation, including reaching 100 months Lost Time Injury free – a remarkable achievement for Busselton Water.