On behalf of the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, the Hon. Matt Kean MP; the Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin MLC has congratulated Active Pest Management on winning the Work Health and Safety Award at Ballina Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

Active Pest Management received the award at a red carpet gala event on Saturday, 12 August at Ballina RSL to recognise and reward excellence in business on the NSW North Coast.

The Work Health and Safety Award, sponsored by SafeWork NSW, recognises commitment to work health and safety through an outstanding safety culture.

Active Pest Management are a locally-owned, family-operated pest control business based in Ballina offering pest eradication, inspection and prevention services from Tweed Heads to Casino.

They received the award for demonstrating excellence in safety culture at all levels of the business through their professional work health and safety system which was developed in consultation with staff to control hazards such as the use, transport and storage of chemicals, working in confined spaces and working in customer’s homes.

Mr Franklin congratulated Active Pest Management on taking out the award for the second year running.

“The NSW Liberal & Nationals Government is committed to ensuring every NSW worker has a healthy and safe workplace,” Mr Franklin said.

“This can be achieved through businesses like Active Pest Management creating a safety culture where safety leadership, engagement and training are made a priority.

“In winning the Work Health and Safety Award for the second year running, Active Pest Management has demonstrated how a systematic and consistent approach to safety can reduce the risk of injuries.

“I congratulate them on this outstanding achievement.”