The ACT Work Safety Commissioner has announced that Cafes and Takeaways are to be the target of a compliance campaign:
Announcing the campaign today, Attorney General Simon Corbell said the campaign would focus on work safety practices in kitchens and service areas and what responsibility business owners were taking to eliminate or minimise risk of harm in these areas.
“lnjuries arising from manual tasks and slips, trips and falls impose a considerable human and financial burden on both businesses and their workers, yet they are often avoidable,” Mr Corbell said.
WorkSafe ACT inspectors will assess the initial level of compliance by each business inspected.
“ln some cases they will provide guidance and assistance to the businesses concerned. In others, areas for prompt improvement will be identified. Should the inspectors identify serious health and safety issues, they will take steps to enforce the legislation to address the businesses’ kitchen and service safety where necessary.
And not before time for many of them we imagine.