Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 2974 ..
(6) (a, b, c, e) The Education Directorate does not collect information about the individual costs to each student participating in the Pacific School Games.
(d, f) The Education Directorate does not contribute towards the costs to send representative teams to the Pacific School Games.
(7) The decision not to send the ACT diving team to the Pacific School Games was an operational decision made by School Sport ACT, taking into consideration a range of factors including costs and the current level of performance of students wishing to compete at an event. Appeals on decisions made by School Sports ACT can be made to the ACT School Sport Council via email at email@example.com or in writing to:
ACT School Sport Council
ACT Sports House
100 Maitland Street
HACKETT ACT 2601.
Canberra Hospital—safety checks
(Question No 296)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 12 May 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Regulatory Services):
(1) Did WorkSafe ACT inspectors visit The Canberra Hospital on or after 5 April 2017 in response to the fire; if not, why and when will a visit be made; if so (a) when, (b) what conclusions did WorkSafe ACT inspectors draw, (c) what remedial action did they recommend, (d) what follow-up action did they take, (e) did they issue notices of any kind under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and (h) what were those notices.
(2) During the period 1 July 2012 to 4 April 2017 (a) were routine inspections made by WorkSafe ACT inspectors at The Canberra Hospital, (b) when were those inspections made, (c) what was the nature of those inspections and (d) what were the outcomes.
(3) During the period 1 July 2012 to 4 April 2017 (a) were incident-related inspections made by WorkSafe ACT inspectors at The Canberra Hospital, (b) what were the incidents that triggered those inspections, (c) when were those incidents, (d) when were those inspections and (e) what were the outcomes.
Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) (a) WorkSafe ACT attended at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) on 5 April 2017 at approximately 8.00pm.
(b) The inspection found that during a routine isolation procedure being conducted on the main distribution switchboard (DB), a mechanical fault occurred (origin unknown due to the resultant fire damage) causing the DB to arc and a basement fire. Ageing DB infrastructure contributed to the event, in addition to a metal object dislodging and falling within the confines of the DB. A risk of asbestos and other hazardous compounds was evident once the fire was extinguished.
(c) WorkSafe ACT issued a verbal prohibition notice on ACT Health (on 5 April 2017) restricting access to authorised personnel only to the basement area. A