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ACT issues safety reminder after child falls from height

Apr 25th 2022

ACT issues safety reminder after child falls from height

ACT Work Health and Safety Commissioner Jacqueline Agius reminds operators of children's play centres to make safety a priority following an incident in which a child suffered minor injuries after falling from height last weekend.

WorkSafe ACT has been notified and is making enquiries.

"The safety of children must be of the utmost importance for operators of these facilities,"Ms Agius said.

"There are duties owed to children at these workplaces, the same duties that are owed to workers.

"It is very distressing to know that a child was not kept safe from a significant fall. I wish a speedy recovery to the child and my best wishes to their family.

"Unfortunately, these incidents are more common than the ACT community realises and can cause much more severe injuries to children than in this case.

"We urge parents and carers to closely inspect these centres, supervise their children, and notify us where risks to workers or children are not being taken seriously enough."

Read the full story on the WorkSafe ACT website.

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