LGIS membership protecting the community

Risk Matters - Spring 2020

Here are some of the many ways LGIS can help:

Lessening professional risks and negligence

  • Help with professional indemnities, lease and contract wording.
  • Supporting local government members with corporate governance and informed decision-making.
  • Support and advice on liability and property risk exposures for new and emerging risks.

Helping members to manage liability and property risk exposure

  • Support and guidance on liability exposures at public places including site assessments and summary reporting.
  • Site assessments can be performed at local government assets followed by summary reporting.
  • Assistance with the development of resource materials and guidance notes.
  • Helping with Risk Management Advisory Groups.


Keeping local government staff safe so they can serve the community

  • Occupational health and safety support and advice, plus ‘3 steps to safety’ program.
  • Safety tools and resources.
  • Facilitating the Local Government Safety Advisory Group.
  • Manual handling training and ergonomic assessments.
  • HR risk services.
  • Health and wellbeing program.
  • Injury management support and advice.

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Helping local governments prepare for emergencies

  • Help and guidance on bushfire risks and control strategies.
  • Guidance and support on the management of internal emergencies (internal).
  • Review and advise on Local Emergency and Bushfire Management Plans.
  • Development of resource materials and guidance notes.


Risk management strategies to help stakeholders understand the requirements and their role in mitigating risks and holding events safely

  • Support and guidance on managing event risks.
  • Reviews and comments on Event Risk Management Plans for events delivered or approved by local government.


In partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society WA, help members improve safety and manage risks associated with coastlines, inland waterways, and public swimming pools.

  • Aquatic compliance assessments through Royal Life Saving Society WA Service Level Agreement.
  • General advice on aquatic risks inclusive of facilities, site and activities.
  • Helping develop resource materials.
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