Fair and Safe Together Roadshow in Ballina
NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW are heading to Ballina next week as part of the Fair and Safe Together roadshow.
From 29 November to 1 December, 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 the NSW Government is responding to consumer and work safety issues identified in the Ballina region.
“Following successful roadshows in Wagga Wagga in October and Dubbo earlier this month, we’re bringing the Fair and Safe Together roadshow to the Ballina community,” Ms Mann said.
“Whether you want to know about your rights when hiring building trades, buying a used car, how your business can access the SafeWork NSW rebates, or being safe around farm vehicles, scaffolding and safely removing trees - there’s a session for everyone.
“We are hoping to engage with small to medium businesses from retailers and traders, to licensed motor vehicle repairers and dealers, operators and residents from retirement villages and residential land lease communities, disability service providers and those in agriculture.
“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.”
There are a range of events being delivered during the three days – talks and presentations at the Ballina Byron Islander Resort and outreach activities where the community will see NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW officers delivering compliance and education programs.
“Some of the most reported consumer complaints received by NSW Fair Trading for Ballina are in the automotive and home building category, so we have an information session on rights when hiring building trades to get repairs done, and we’ll be out delivering information as part of the NSW Fair Trading used car campaign,” Ms Mann said.
“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 Ballina fairer and safer for consumers, workers and businesses.
“We’re eager to work with 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.
For more information visit the SafeWork website.
For bookings or to view the sessions available visit Eventbrite or call 02 9566 8782.