As key stakeholders in the safety and security of Frank Baxter, PSA Delegates Byron Hill and Glen Harwood were invited to participate in meeting with John Harrison, Director Custodial Corrections; Jeff Deal, Security and Intel; Darren Waring, Senior WHS Advisor; and members of Frank Baxter’s management team.
This meeting was a result of PSA Delegates raising safety concerns for members and detainees at the most recent DC and JCC meetings. These concerns relate to the construction of the new buildings and dangerous items being found within the centre during and after the commissioning of the new builds.
Corrective Services NSW has a sophisticated commissioning protocol as part of the prison bed capacity program.
John Harrison, Director Custodial Corrections, agreed to visit Frank Baxter and spend some time providing us with guidance and advice based on this program, particularly regarding the preoccupation/handover process.
These commissioning protocols have highlighted a need for updating Youth Justice’s current framework in an effort to provide a safer work environment.
PSA Delegates will continue to work with members from this meeting to achieve a safer workplace for its members.
If you have any concerns or information that may help in providing a safer and more secure work environment, please contact your local delegates or your PSA industrial staff.
PSA industrial staff
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