FACT SHEET 1: Your Health & Safety At Crown

Every employee has the right to a safe working environment free from illness, injury or harassment. At Crown, Victoria’s largest single site employer, health and safety is a very important issue and all employees should know your rights around health and safety here at Crown.

Both employers and employees have responsibility to make sure our workplace is safe.

Employers have responsibility to: 

  • Provide a safe environment for their workers, so far as is reasonably practicable, as well as workers, ensure that any visitors to the site are not exposed to any risk 
  • Manage specific risks relating to dangerous goods, and other specific workplace risks like manual handling,plant and machinery, hazardous chemicals and noise 
  • Ensure workers who are injured at work are safe to return to work following the injury

Employees have responsibility to:

  • Follow workplace policies and procedures
  • Attend health and safety training
  • Help to identify hazards and risks

Why have HSRS?

Research shows that when employees have input into health and safety, workplaces have better health and safety outcomes. This means fewer workplace incidents and injuries.

Reporting a hazard

If you see a hazard the first step is to alert your immediate manager and notify an HSR. If you are not satisfied with the response by management to the hazard your HSR can escalate the matter and even ensure work does not occur in the affected area or arrange a WorkSafe inspection.

Quick facts about health and safety at Crown

  • Crown is the largest single site employer in victoria with over 9200 staff on site
  • Union members are speaking out to make Crown safer, healthier place to work
  • There are more than 95 HSRs currently elected at Crown Melbourne
  • Crown is the only workplace in Victoria where workers are directly exposed to cigarette smoke while working indoors because of exemption to the prohibition on smoking indoors
  • Health and safety committees in each department meet every one to two months
  • WorkSafe reports that injuries to the hands and fingers, wrists/ forearms and back are the most common areas injured by employees working in hospitality.