Worksafe Visit – Alcohol On Site All Market

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* SAFETY ALERT – Service and consumption of alcohol on-site *

The Melbourne Market is a drug and alcohol-free site. 

Operating rules clearly state that a person on Market Land must not sell, distribute or consume alcohol or drugs, or have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) over 0.00%, or have prohibited drugs in their system.  

Yesterday, the MMA welcomed representatives from WorkSafe Victoria and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) onto the market site.  

Based on information obtained by the MMA, WorkSafe and the VCGLR undertook a search of several market tenancies. During this search, evidence was uncovered which indicated alcohol serving and consumption on site. 

In response, several individuals have been suspended from the market, and breach notices have been served to relevant businesses.  

Any person, regardless of job role or work location, that are found serving, consuming or working under the influence of alcohol or prohibited drugs on-site, risk severe penalties, including suspensions and bans from the market. 

The rules relating to drugs and alcohol apply to all areas within the market. This includes stores, stands, warehouses, offices, cafes, and anywhere else on site, both during or outside of trade. 

The safety of market users is our number one priority. Therefore, the MMA will continue to strictly enforce penalties for those caught distributing, selling, consuming or working under the influence of drugs and alcohol in the market.  

If you have any questions, please speak to your manager, business principal or the Melbourne Market Authority on (03) 9258 6100,
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