Media Release 6/11/2015

CATA Group was one of three category finalists in the recent WA Work Safe Awards.

Five web compatible DVD’s featuring different woodwork machines were produced by CATA and submitted for judging by WorkSafe.

The DVD series shows people with a disability preparing for and using a bandsaw, router, drill press, table saw and wood lathe. Key instructions for using the machines are read and demonstrated in each of the videos. These instructions highlight specific hazards and give basic safe operating instructions for each machine.

At the presentation event Ms Laura Jarvis, CATA’s Workplace Safety manager said, ‘Each DVD provides information on the correct and safe use of workshop machines both for people living with a disability as well as other woodworkers.’

‘Viewing the DVD’s gives individuals an initial induction to use of machinery and allows more staff time to be used for direct supervision when machines are used. The DVD’s also highlight how people living with a disability may overcome barriers to gaining access to key wood working resources.’

CATA Group is a not for profit organisation located in Warwick that offers creative and therapeutic activities to people. The group received LotteryWest funds to help make the web series and ensure the safety resource was available to everyone.

DVD’s are available directly from CATA Group or may be streamed from the web.