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Reporting for safety means safety for all. New education campaign launched by Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health

24 June 2022

A new education campaign which aims to support the resources industry to foster a positive reporting culture was launched today by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.

The Report for Safety campaign aims to encourage a positive reporting culture in the resources industry, and to understand why people do, or do not, report safety concerns.

Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez said the campaign would be led by a series of interviews with experienced, knowledgeable and respected people within the resources industry including:

  • Greg Dalliston
  • Ron McKenna
  • Brant “Bugsy” North.

“An essential part of any safe and healthy workplace is a positive reporting culture,” Kate said.

“The resources industry needs to empower people to raise safety and health concerns, ensure effective reporting systems are in place, identify and monitor precursor events, complete investigations, ensure that feedback is communicated, and safety information is distributed throughout the organisation.”

Kate said effective safety reporting systems encourage and enable the reporting of safety concerns including:

  • high potential incidents (HPIs)
  • near misses, precursors and early warnings
  • identification of hazards or potential hazards
  • critical controls not working as intended
  • equipment failures or equipment in sub-standard condition or not fit for task
  • procedures that are not working or are too complex
  • unexpected changes in the environment.

“One of the cultural changes we need to continue in our resources industry is understanding that reporting even minor safety and health concerns can have a significant effect on preventing serious accidents,” she said.

“When you report for safety, you are helping to keep yourself and your workmates safe. Reporting for safety means safety for all.”

For more information or to view the videos go to Report for Safety or hit like on the Report for Safety Facebook page.


Last updated: 24 Jun 2022