Fair and Safe Together Roadshow in Wagga Wagga
NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW are visiting Wagga Wagga as part of the Fair and Safe Together roadshow.
From 11 to 13 October, there will be presentations, discussions, and activities in the community to learn more about consumer awareness and work health and safety for businesses.
NSW Fair Trading Commissioner and Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said we’re responding to the consumer and work safety issues that matter most to the Wagga Wagga community.
“Whether you want to know about buying a used car, how your business can access the SafeWork NSW rebates, or what the local consumer trends and complaint issues are in Wagga Wagga, there’s a session for just about everyone,” Ms Mann said.
“October is also SafeWork Month, it’s a timely opportunity for the Wagga Wagga community to become familiar with our key message - know safety, work safely.
“We are hoping to engage with small to medium businesses from licensed motor vehicle repairers and dealers, retailers, and traders, to real estate agents, disability service providers and farmers.
“We want to inform and educate small businesses and priority community groups by showcasing how NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW can assist both consumers and traders through a range of sessions.
“We’ll be engaging with Aboriginal and multicultural communities, as well as with high school students across the region as part of a life skills workshop in Tumbarumba.”
There are two categories of events being delivered during the three days - at the base location, the Mercure in Wagga Wagga, as well as outreach events and activities in Wagga Wagga and surrounding communities.
“The most reported consumer complaints received by NSW Fair Trading for Wagga Wagga is in the automotive category,” Ms Mann said.
“One of the events will be buying a used car information session. Doing your research and knowing what to look for when buying a used vehicle can prevent an expensive mistake.
“It’s a great initiative and collaboration between NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW.”
NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW has a long history of working in the community to make Wagga Wagga fairer and safer for consumers, workers and businesses.
“We’re eager to get back into the community to ensure the public are well informed about their rights, have access to information, and businesses are aware of their responsibilities, providing access to tools and rebates available to support fair and safe services,” Ms Mann said.