WORK HEALTH
SAFETY

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE WHS COMMITTEE

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

  • Retailers face strategic, operational and compliance obligations in the sphere of workplace health and safety.

  • As a directly consumer-facing industry, retailers face challenges to ensure staff as well as customer wellbeing.

  • The ARA’s WHS committee ensures retailers remain at the cutting edge of compliance requirements and remain abreast of emerging trends and initiatives in this area.

  • In the post-Covid world, the committee will continue to provide retail specific input to regulators both Federal and State.

Committee Charter

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Represented at Safe Work NSW and WorkSafe Victoria

  • Regulatory engagement ; providing policy feedback to regulators.

  • Playing a key role in retail re-opening and state and federal guidelines

  • Industry case law reviews

  • Regular blog and article contributions from the Committee advisor Amy Towers drawing on current issues

KEY RECENT ISSUES

  • Update from Worksafe Victoria, Safe Work NSW

  • Re-opening stores

  • Managing team expectations and customers

  • Key triggers for customer aggression

For more information, please contact the secretariat for this committee:

Rosemary Jacob committees@retail.org.au

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Jayde Nicholson

Safety Manager

Global with T2 (Unilever)

COMMITTEE EXPERT

Amy Towers - Culture and Engagement Risk Expert, Risk Collective

15 years experience as lawyer and risk expert.

Participating Retailers include:

Australia Post
Beacon Lighting
Michael Hill
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
Bunnings
Mecca Brands

 

and many more...