Safety Coach Program

As part of WorkCover’s focus on addressing safety risks that are causing injuries in industry, a Safety Coach Program has been developed in collaboration with your association. The aim of the program is to provide free one-on-one advice on better ways to manage risks and how best to implement sustainable safety practices. In the longer term, this will reduce the likelihood of an injury and so improve the bottom line for business through reducing lost production time.

For a limited time, fifty (50) small businesses located within Wollongong, Sydney metropolitan, Central Coast and Newcastle areas can apply for a free safety coach to visit their workplace

Participating businesses will have access to an expert Safety Coach with industry experience drawn from the following associations:

Timber Trade Industrial Association (TTIA)

Furnishing Industry Association of Australia (FIAA)

Coaching visits will be available in the kitchen manufacturing and joinery; and frame and truss manufacturing sectors.  Visits will consist of an initial assessment and a follow up on the action plan developed with your coach.

Small businesses who participate in the program and implement the majority of the actions recommended by their coach will receive a Certificate of Participation in recognition of their efforts from WorkCover and the relevant association.

As part of making workplaces safer a $1,000 special promotional rebate is available for a limited time to small businesses within the wood products manufacturing industry.  Plus, if you engage a safety coach you can double the rebate to $2,000 to help implement your safety solutions.

Businesses within the Wood Products Manufacturing Industry can participate in the Safety Coach Program by registering online.

Register online for a “Free Safety Coach” visit


For further information refer to the Safety Coach Program Frequently Asked Questions located on the WorkCover website  located under the assistance and advice tab.


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