Council wins WorkSafe Award

Published on 01 March 2024

Bradley Catherine John and David hold the Award

Hepburn Shire Council was recognised for significant progress in building a positive health and safety culture, taking out the OHS Leadership/Achievement award at last night’s Victorian WorkSafe Awards.

Council was one of eight winners across a number of categories, representing the healthcare, emergency services, agriculture, transport and local government sectors that were honoured for their commitment to preventing workplace harm or improving outcomes for injured workers.

Bradley Thomas, Hepburn Shire CEO, said that the award was recognition of the commitment to safety shown over the last 12 months.

“We are incredible proud as an organisation with this award.  We have made significant improvements to our workplace health and safety culture, including recognising the critical role our health and safety representatives play in building positive engagement with staff and encouraging a safety mindset,” he said.

“Council has worked hard to increase the number of health and safety representatives to 20 across different departments. We have also developed health and safety policies and practices that address workplace hazards.  Training has also been a key to improving the safety culture and our staff have been amazing in driving the improvements,” said Mr. Thomas.