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The District Council of Franklin Harbour is committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all its employees, contractors and visitors. The Council has adopted a comprehensive policy manual which deals with a range of WH&S issues, including accident and incident reporting and subsequent rehabilitation, hazard identification, electrical safety, emergency procedures, confined spaces, plant and machinery use and management, manual handling and staff training.

The Council's WH&S Committee monitors current work practices and procedures in conjunction with injury reports, accident investigation outcomes, hazard audits and industry standards, making policy changes or undertaking corrective measures as the need arises.
In addition to this the Committee also aims to:

  • Further the achievement of Council safety objectives
  • Review all accidents occurring in the workplace
  • Encourage an awareness of safety at all levels
  • Evaluate safety suggestions submitted by employees
  • Arrange and conduct regular safety inspections
  • Instigate educational programs for the benefit of all employees.


The Committee meets regularly in its endeavors to carry out the above functions, with a minimum of four meetings a year. The Committee receives assistance, direction and support from its Regional Risk Co-ordinator, Ms Julie Beaton. Julie is employed by the Local Government Association Workers' Compensation Scheme, is based at Whyalla, and travels through the upper North and Eyre Peninsula offering such assistance.  The current WH&S Committee consists of:

Responsible Officer Terry Barnes - Chief Executive Officer
Chairperson-Terry Barnes
Deputy Chairperson -  Bernadette Clelland
Secretary - Julie Beinke
Works Gang Representative- Darren Zechner/Tracey Inglis
Administration Representative - Wayne Pope/Bernadette Clelland
OHS Co-ordinator - Julie Beaton
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