WorkCover brings workshops to Yamba today

WORKCOVER is bringing its Safer Communities, Safer Towns event to Yamba today to provide free work health and safety advice to local businesses and workers.

Additional free advice and support will be available from Small Biz Connect Advisors, who are also participating in the event aboard the Small Biz Bus.

WorkCover inspectors and Small Biz Connect Advisors will be at Yamba today from 9am to 3pm.

WorkCover North Coast Work Health and Safety Division Team Coordinator Peter O'Brien said local small businesses and workers would be able to get the latest safety and return to work advice.

"This is a great opportunity for Yamba workers and businesses to receive free safety advice," Mr O'Brien said.

"Our staff will be providing practical advice on how work health and safety laws, licensing changes, workers compensation and recover at work programs affect small businesses.

"We will also distribute small business safety information containing the latest information on how to keep a workplace as safe as possible.

"All small businesses that speak to us may also be eligible for a rebate of up to $500 through our Small Business Rebate Program which can be used to purchase and install safety improvements."

Mr O'Brien added that a WorkCover inspector would also be available to provide free information advisory visits to workplaces.

"During a visit the inspector will provide free practical advice on how to make the workplace safer," he said.

"We look forward to meeting local businesses and workers next week and explaining how we can help make them safer."

WorkCover will be at 17 Coldstream St (lane next to the Worn Again opportunity shop).

For further information, please contact WorkCover's Coffs Harbour Office on 02 6659 1700.

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