2019 National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month and the 2019 theme is 'Be a Safety Champion'.

This year’s theme demonstrates that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work health and safety. Everyone can support a safety culture at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.

Safety seminars

Attend a free safety seminar to hear from industry experts about how you can improve safety in your workplace.

RegionDateTimeSeminar topic and registration
Alice SpringsMon 7 October10:00 AM - 12:15 PMBullying and harassment is everyone’s problem!
 Mon 7 October1:00 PM - 2:30 PMManaging heat stress
 Mon 7 October2:30 PM - 3:30 PMWhat you need to know about workers compensation in the NT
 Mon 7 October3:30 PM - 4:30 PMDriving in the Central Australian Outback
DarwinWed 9 October10:00 AM - 12:15 PMBullying and harassment is everyone’s problem!
 Wed 9 October1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWhat you need to know about workers compensation in the NT
 Thu 10 October12:30 PM - 2:00 PMManaging heat stress
 Thu 10 October5:30 PM - 7:00 PMManaging heat stress (evening session)

Note: In the Territory, National Safe Work Month is a partner event of October Business Month. Registration for safety seminars will be via the October Business Month events registration site.

Free webinar: Vehicles as a workplace

Road traffic injury is the most significant contributor to work related fatalities in Australia and New Zealand. This webinar will give you an overview of the ‘Vehicles as a Workplace: Work Health & Safety Guide' from a safety, regulatory and industry perspective.

This national guide provides practical risk management guidance for individuals and organisations who use vehicles on public roads for work, and describes a process for dealing with road traffic hazards in line with work health and safety legislation and road traffic safety principles.

Date: Wednesday 9 October 2019
Location: Online, 11:30 AM (ACST)
Organiser: Austroads

Register now

Free small business safety consultations

The Small Business Safety Program is an initiative designed to assist small businesses understand and comply with their work health and safety obligations. The aim of the program is to improve the capacity and capability of small businesses to manage their own health and safety systems.

Small Business Safety Advisors who are available for free workplace consultations and can provide resources and documents that are tailored to individual business needs.

Throughout October the Small Business Safety Program Advisors will be available for appointments in the following regions:

  • Alice Springs - from 10:00 AM on Monday 21 October to 4:00 PM on Tuesday 22 October.
  • Tennant Creek - from 10:00 AM on Wednesday 23 October to 4:00 PM on Thursday 24 October.

To make a one-on-one appointment please call 1800 019 115 or email safetyadvice@nt.gov.au

National Safe Work Month campaign kit

Safe Work Australia have developed a range of campaign materials to help your workplace take part in National Safe Work Month. Get your workplace involved by downloading campaign kit.

Be a Safety Champion

People who are planning on participating in National Safe Work Month can access information on how they can champion and promote work health and safety within their workplace and throughout their communities.

October Business Month

National Safe Work Month activities organised by NT WorkSafe are partner events of October Business Month. See what other events are available during October, by visiting obm.nt.gov.au

Peter Chan
(08) 89995085