Safety isn't just a slogan, it's a way of life


Ballarat Secondary College – Wendouree Campus students' project for their work experience week was “To determine the compliance and effectiveness of safety signage at the Laminex Ballarat Manufacturing plant.”

The students soon discovered that although Safety Culture is very important to the Laminex group there were some signage and traffic markings that could be improved. Using the Mindshop tools, team work and much investigation their recommendations to their host included updating faded signs, start a Safety peer pressure group and lead by example and replace some signs with brighter, humorous and eye catching signs.

The students all agreed it was a fantastic experience and that they had “learnt a heap of new skills that they could use in the workplace and at school”.

Written by Julie Mason