The new Work, Health and Safety Act WA (2020) (WHS) changed the definition of a worker to now include volunteers. LGIS members have been seeking clarity on how they can meet their obligations, and what types of protections are included with LGIS membership.
In the last few years, we’ve had rain events which have delivered a tremendous amount of water within a matter of hours. These events are occurring more regularly – shining a spotlight on storm water drainage, planning and management.
Proactive risk management for individual LGIS members and the broader local government sector is at the heart of LGIS’ success.
LGIS members across the state, particularly in the south and Wheatbelt, faced fires which destroyed property and razed the land. Changing environmental conditions will continue to pose significant challenges.
A demanding role. What does it take to be a bushfire volunteer? The LGIS injury prevention team have done the most exhaustive assessment yet of the demands of a volunteer bushfire fighter role.