A NEW industry leadership program has been released aiming to ensure safety at all times in the workplace.
The Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program allows leaders of businesses and companies to follow a five-step program, called Take Five, which reduces risk in the workplace.
Barkly Engineering general manager Peter Browne said safety was the first consideration for every job and task an employee completed.
"We actively encourage our employees to use our Take Five booklets to help them think through the job and ask specific questions," he said.
"Our ultimate goal is zero harm to people and the environment, we are well on the way along this journey."
The Take Five process uses five steps to help reduce risk by thinking through the task, spotting hazards, assessing risks, making changes and eventually doing the job safely.
Member for Mount Isa Rob Katter said he endorsed the program, which was a project of the Work Health and Safety Board.
"The program aims to build a positive culture of safety in Queensland workplaces to help reduce the number and severity of workplace health and safety incidents in Queensland," he said.
"I urge industry leaders - those in the mining industry, in engineering and on properties, as well as those in offices and factories, to get involved and help maintain our excellent record of industry safety in the North West."
The concept of zero harm means no harm to anyone, anytime while at work.
"Industry leaders play a vital role in achieving this if they commit to share innovation, knowledge and experience with others," Mr Katter said.
The program provides an ongoing forum, examples of good practice, encourages workplaces to strive for zero harm and promotes co-operation and knowledge sharing.