The Waroona Shire Council has been presented with a prestigious award for sustaining a high level of ongoing occupational health and safety.
According to The West Australian, the council was included among five local governments across the state to receive the award. The other four included Plantagenet, Irwin, Jerramungup, and Cranbrook.
In 2016, LGIS, a local government risk management group audited the council as part of its three-year assessment to ensure safety compliance.
Waroona achieved a 99 percent mark in the safety program test and LGIS presented the Gold Tier 2 Diligence in Safety Certificate to the council on Tuesday.
“We are very proud of the staff and the effort they’ve put into maintaining high OHS standards,” said shire chief executive officer Ian Curley.
“It is indicative that we’ve increased our occupational health and safety standards across the whole organization.”
Mr. Curley said the council will strive to continue on improving safety.