Safety in Workplaces Austaralia (SIWA)
On the 9th February, 2011 SIWA was registered as a ‘not for profit’ company limited by guarantee.
Now, for the first time in Australia, there is a member driven, member owned, national safety and health corporately structured organisation.
For the first time in Australia, it is now the case that safety and health practitioners and professionals are organising under the guidance and protections of the Australian Commonwealth, Corporations Law.
Now for the first time, practitioners and professionals can focus on the future of OSH in Australia from a solid foundation.
Membership is already growing steadily and we are targeting 1,000 members by June 30.
Integrity and Ethics are two of our fundamentals as is also a true commitment to servicing our practitioner and professional members.
Australia now has an organisation ready, willing and prepared to listen, hear and communicate with its members.
Only a month into our existence and already an alliance into South-East Asia is in negotiation along with several other local WA alignments and a Victorian and a Queensland alignment are contemplated. Each of which will provide additional information and networking to members. The best of this is that each has come to us as a suggestion from members. So already we are demonstrating that we not only listen to members but act on what they send to us.
Our commitment to the future is demonstrated in the FREE membership offered to full time student of both the Vocational Training sector and Tertiary Education sector. Part time Students are offered a discount equal to their student load.
Initiated in WA, already membership interest from Victoria has dictated that we establish a division in that State to support those local members. We welcome members, wherever they reside and will seek to service and support those members relative to their location to the extent we are practically able.