Safety checks at the Royal Canberra Show

Access Canberra inspectors have recently conducted inspections to support a safe environment for patrons, employees, subcontractors, and vendors at the Royal Canberra Show.

Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay said that inspectors have joined forces to ensure everyone’s safety during the festivities.

“The proactive checks demonstrate the strength of Access Canberra as inspectors from across the regulatory areas of Health Protection, WorkSafe, Building Occupations, Environment Protection Authority and Fair Trading worked together to provide seamless and comprehensive checks,” said Mr. Ramsay.

Inspectors checked the installation of temporary structures, electrical and gas safety, movement of vehicles at the venue and doing amusement ride and food checks. The Fair Trading team checked the safety of show bags over the past week.

Inspections will continue over the next few days while the event is running.

“As well as ensuring compliance and enforcement where required, inspectors also importantly educate and engage with the vendors to achieve the best outcomes long0erm,” said Mr. Ramsay

“It’s important to remember that the show is also a workplace for hundreds of workers who work health and safety is a key focus as well as supporting community safety. Because of this important compliance activity, our community can have confidence when they are enjoying the show.”

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