WorkSafe ACT has received 100 licence applications from providers, acknowledging the importance of its Labour Hire Licence Scheme.
Commissioner for Labour Hire Licence and Work Health and Safety, Jacqueline Agius said the Scheme required labour hire providers to be licensed to promote responsible conduct and protect workers engaged in labour hire arrangements across multiple industries.
“It is unacceptable that companies profit from exploiting workers,” Commissioner Agius said.
“Individuals who are employed through a labour hire company are entitled to the same workplace protections as every other worker in the ACT,” she said.
“I’m pleased to see such a strong uptake so early in this Scheme, demonstrating that these companies are taking their obligations seriously.”
Commissioner Agius said the newly licensed labour hire companies were setting a good example for others and encouraged other providers to commence their applications as soon as possible.
“This register identifies those organisations who are proactive and engaged in protecting their workers,” she said.
The Commissioner said details of licensed businesses were listed on WorkSafe’s publicly available register to allow ACT workers, businesses and the community to check a labour hire provider’s licence status before engaging with them.
WorkSafe’s Labour Hire Licence register can be accessed at this PS News link.