CLARENCE City Council’s operational staff have donated life saving devices won at a WorkSafe Tasmania safety month event to the Clarence community.
The event, hosted by TasWater in October, included useful information and practical exercises on driver fatigue and the effects that drugs and alcohol have on the ability to operate a vehicle safely.
TasWater ran a risk assessment challenge where teams were given a scenario to risk assess and come up with a safe work plan on how to mitigate any issues and undertake the required works to overcome any problems.
Unbeknown to the participants, this challenge was a competition.
Clarence City Council staff were announced clear stand outs for their teamwork and in recognition, were presented with a large first-aid trauma kit.
The Council team donated its prize to not-for-profit organisation Howrah Scouts for the group to use on its camping trips.
Clarence City Council general manager Ian Nelson expressed his admiration for the operations crew.
“Their efforts epitomise the teamwork, collaboration and accountability we aspire to at Council to accomplish the right outcomes for our community,” he said.
“The groups initiative to pass on the first-aid kit to a community group is a superb example of the generosity and community-mindedness our staff enact at council.”
Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman also praised the council staff.
“I commend our staff for their professionalism during the challenge,” he said.
“Their generosity to the community is also admirable.”
Following the event, TasWater further expressed how impressed it was with how Council’s operation staff undertook the risk assessment by gifting Council with an Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED).
The AED will be placed in the Clarence community.
Caption: Clarence City Council general manager Ian Nelson with Council operation staff handing over the first-aid trauma kit prize to Howrah Scouts.