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Monday 22nd March 2021

Mar 22nd 2021

Monday 22nd March 2021

Tradies walk to raise money honouring lost workers. 

A group of tradies, friends and family are walking to raise money for a memorial to honour those killed in workplace incidents. The walk comes on the third anniversary of two tradies tragically killed when a trench collapsed on the outskirts of Ballarat in 2018.

The 127-kilometre walk was stretched over four days from Geelong to Ballarat.

Organiser Kelly Dubberley said, 'Watching the family go through what they've been through, a workplace death doesn't only affect the family. It affects everybody around them.'

The group averaged 35 kilometres a day and arrived exhausted but satisfied.

The initial goal was to raise $10,000 towards the memorial's cost, but they have already surpassed that amount and are now aiming for $20,000. The memorial is planned for parkland in the housing estate near where the two deaths occurred.

Mr Dubberley hopes the memorial will become a place people can gather with others who have lost loved ones in workplace incidents.

More on this story can be found on the ABC website.

Revised statement from WHS Regulators on COVID-19. 

The Statement of Regulatory Intent - COVID-19 developed by the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HWSA) has been revised by WHS Regulators on their approach to WHS compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement now includes information on the COVID-19 vaccines as an additional control measure that employers should consult their workers about managing COVID-19 workplace risks. While vaccinations are considered a high order risk control measure, employers should continue to apply all possible COVID-19 control measures.

View the Statement of Regulatory Intent – COVID-19.

Further information can be found on the SafeWork Australia website.

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