OHS experts in regional towns to support small business

Small business owners in Ballarat, Geelong, Traralgon, Shepparton and Warrnambool are invited to attend free workshops to speak one-on-one with OHS experts.


As part of the Small Business Festival, WorkSafe will host the events where business owners will have the opportunity to speak with a panel of safety consultants, inspectors and insurance agents on any issue relating to workplace safety and workers’ compensation.

The panel will provide information on OHS laws, employer obligations in helping injured workers return to work and assist with any specific questions business owners may have.

The workshops also provide participants with the opportunity to apply for a free, independent and tailored safety assessment through WorkSafe’s OHS Essentials Program.

WorkSafe’s Executive Director Health and Safety, Marnie Williams, said the events would provide small businesses with the opportunity to ask questions and receive practical advice and support from inspectors and OHS consultants.

“This is a great opportunity for small business owners in regional Victoria to chat one-on-one with safety experts,” she said.

“Providing a safe and healthy environment for workers should be front of mind for every employer in Victoria so I would encourage all small business owners to come along to receive practical advice.”

A light meal will be provided at each event.

The workshops will take place at:

  • 3 August, Ballarat: Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre from noon-2pm
  • 11 August, Geelong: Geelong Conference Centre from 7.30am-9.30am
  • 14 August, Traralgon: Premier Function Centre from noon- 2pm
  • 22 August, Shepparton: Best Western Plus The Carrington from 7.30am to 9.30am
  • 29 August, Warrnambool: Lighthouse Theatre from noon-2pm

Due to seating limitations, bookings must be made in order to attend.