Joint Media Release
13 September 2022
WHS Foundation and Fire & Safety Australia
Announce Strategic Partnership at the Western Australian WHS Centre
The Work Health & Safety Foundation (WHS Foundation) and Fire & Safety Australia (FSA) today announce a strategic partnership between the two safety training and service providers, which will assist WA organisations to improve work health & safety, and medical & emergency preparedness and response.
Established in 1972, the WHS Foundation (formerly IFAP), which rebranded in March this year to align with WA’s new harmonised WHS laws, is a Western Australian, not-for-profit, member-based organisation providing work health and safety (WHS) advocacy, consulting / advisory, and education / training services.
Established in 2007, Fire & Safety Australia (FSA) is Australia’s leading provider of paramedical and emergency response personnel, emergency preparedness & response services, and emergency response & safety training. FSA operates nationally with 150+ team members, servicing all Australian states and territories with training centres and personnel in WA, SA, VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS, and NT.
Both organisations share a common vision and goal of assisting organisations to improve work health and safety. The WHS Foundation’s vision and mission is to advocate, educate and facilitate the enablement of ‘Safer Healthier Work’. FSA’s purpose is ‘to forever change safety in the world – one experience at a time’.
The Western Australian strategic partnership between FSA and the WHS Foundation, involves FSA operating from the WHS Foundation’s 10-acre headquarters and training facility in North Lake WA, which is to be newly named as the ‘WHS Centre’ offering a hub for WHS innovation, education, training, advisory and related services in WA.
Both registered training organisations, the WHS Foundation (RTO 1907) and FSA (RTO 22250) will work together to provide complimentary training and services across the whole work health & safety, and medical & emergency response spectrum, leveraging off each other’s expertise and capability.
Michael Morgan, managing director of the WHS Foundation, commented: “In FSA we have found a values-based, professional organisation with complimentary safety service offerings and strong leadership and vision that is aligned with ours. We welcome FSA to be a long-term, strategic partner at our WHS Centre, and we will work together for the health & safety benefit of our members, mutual clients, and all Western Australian workplaces.”
Steve McLeod, managing director / CEO of FSA, noted: “We are very excited to be entering into this long-term, strategic partnership with the WHS Foundation. The WHS Centre in North Lake WA offers a unique location for our training centre and our investment in the latest training technology, equipment, and vehicles to support our training, and to support our medical & emergency response contracts within WA. Our organisations will work cooperatively together for innovation in safety and emergency training and service delivery for the benefit of our clients and all industry sectors in Western Australia.”
The WHS Foundation is hosting the ‘WHS Awards 2022’, partnered by CGU Insurance, Fire & Safety Australia, and ten individual award partners. The awards gala event will be held on Friday 21 October 2022 at the Crown Towers, Burswood, WA. Nominations for the ten categories of awards are now open. Apply now (www.whsawards.org.au).
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