With the National Safe Work Australia Week soon approaching (24 to 30 October) why not use this opportunity to focus on the health and wellbeing of your workforce to improve safety at work?
Anyone working in injury management understands the impact of personal health and wellbeing on injury incidence and that a healthy and happy worker bounces back more easily if an injury occurs. Further to that, effective workplace health programs have been shown to deliver a broad range of business benefits including increased productivity, staff retention, improved morale and greater employee engagement.
Budget concerns are often a barrier to commencing workplace health and wellbeing programs but the NSW government has got you covered here with the introduction of the FREE Get Healthy at Work initiative for NSW businesses of all sizes.
Part of the program includes the provision of a FREE brief health check for each employee to assess their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease and their lifestyle habits such as physical activity levels and eating habits. The employee gets a report and counselling on the findings, educational material and may be referred to additional free services to provide ongoing assistance to address any health risks identified.
The National Safe Work Australia Week provides a perfect forum for your workers to receive their health check as an introduction to the program. Workers can be scheduled for the check at 15 minute intervals as part of your planned weekly activities. While the worker gains the benefit of individual coaching, the employer will receive a de-identified report of the overall findings once 50 health checks have been completed. This report will provide an assessment of the health concerns of your workforce to allow the delivery of tailored health and wellbeing interventions.
The Get Healthy at Work program provides all the resources and tools you need to take you through the engagement, diagnosis, planning and roll out stages of a health and wellbeing program. When you use a provider like Injury Treatment to guide you through the program it is even easier!
So why not take a step towards addressing workplace safety from the perspective of the health and wellbeing of your workforce. To register for the program go to: www.gethealthyatwork.com.au, enter your details and then choose Injury Treatment to assist you by entering our service provider number: SPINJ3654. We will then be in contact to get prepared for Safety Week or at a later date if this suits you better.
Please contact Karina Barahona or Tim Nesbitt-Hawes on 1300 622 734 who are able to provide you with more information so that your business doesn’t miss out!