National Safe Work Month

When: 01 October 2022
Contact: NT WorkSafe
Phone: 1800 019 115

October is National Safe Work Month when the national focus shifts to work health and safety. This year's national theme is Know safety, work safely. Territory businesses and workers are encouraged to get involved in understanding the hazards and how to control the risks in your industry, and make a commitment to creating a healthier and safer workplaces.

How to get involved

Presentations and webinars

This year, NT WorkSafe has partnered with the Airport Development Group (ADG) to organise the following free presentations.  All in person events will be hosted by AGD in the Tindal Room at Darwin International Airport. All presentations will be available to participate online as a webinar. A presentation summary and information on the speakers is available on the registration page.

10 OctoberPsychosocial hazards at work and amendments to the model lawsIn person | Online
12 OctoberMental Health First AidIn person | Online
24 OctoberSafety in Design - are you creating hazards in the workplace?In person | Online
25 OctoberUnderstanding industrial manslaughter (online only)Online

Organise a SafeTea event

Getting your workplace involved can be as simple getting everyone together and having a chat over a cuppa coffee or tea. Having a chat about the risks and hazards in your workplace, and any recent near misses that have occurred is an important step in the risk management process.

Safe Work Australia  has developed a range of SafeTea resources available for free download.

Work Health and Safety Statistics snapshot

Injuries at work is the subtheme for the first week of National Safe Work Month. NT WorkSafe will be publishing Northern Territory Workers Compensation Statistics for 2021-22 on Monday 3 October. This statistical snapshot will provide information on the types of injuries and the incidents that caused them occurring the Northern Territory, including a breakdown of the top five industries were the majority of injuries are occurring.

The statistics snapshot can be a useful talking point at your SafeTea event.

Survive, don't work live electrical safety campaign

NT WorkSafe will commence an electrical safety campaign mid-October highlighting to electrical workers the danger of working on live electrical installations. The Survive, don't work live campaign is in response to a number of serious electrical safety incidents that have occurred in the Northern Territory over the last few years.

The campaign will feature the video, Don't Work Live - Mark and Belinda's story. This video documents the impact a workplace incident had on two Territory electrical workers and the importance of workplace safety.

Other national webinars

The following list of webinars have been organised by other jurisdictions for National Safe Work Month and are available for Territorians to join.

5 OctoberBuilding and working near powerlinesOnline
18 OctoberBefore you dig Australia: Safety in the civil construction industryOnline
20 October SafeWork NSW Construction Virtual Workshops - Risk ManagementOnline
26 OctoberSafeWork NSW Construction Virtual Workshops - Young and at risk workersOnline
28 OctoberUtilising the People at Work risk assessment tool: a construction industry case studyOnline