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A health and wellbeing program can boost productivity and help staff to be happier and healthier at work and at home.
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Develop policies, create work environments that support health & wellbeing, and educate your staff to adopt healthy attitudes and behaviours.
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The City of South Perth is a local government area in the inner southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 4 kilometres south of Perth’s Central Business District. Major attractions of the City include the Swan River, Sir James Mitchell Park, Perth Zoo, Royal Perth Golf Club, Collier Park Golf Course, as well as the Mends Street Precinct, Angelo Street Precinct, Preston Street Precinct and Waterford Shopping Complex.
The City of South Perth Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program is coordinated by the City's Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Coordinator with the assistance of the Health and Wellbeing Committee. In September 2019 the City renewed its status as a Gold Recognised Healthy Workplace. Congratulations, City of South Perth.
"Whilst the City strives to achieve keeping employees safe at work, we also aim to send employees home in a better health and wellbeing state than when they arrived at work. By keeping employees engaged with the City via our health programs and additional wellbeing offerings, there is a proven reduction in absenteeism which in turn can reduce the impact on insurance and payroll. Our workers' compensation costs have significantly reduced whilst the program has been in place and this could definitely be attributed to greater engagement and positivity by staff as well as consistent preventative programs including warm-up for work, ergonomic assessments and tools," says the OHS Coordinator.
After securing funding from the Local Government Insurance Scheme to fund activities such as flu vaccinations and skin screening, the City’s OHS Coordinator undertook HWWA Coordinator Training and established a Health and Wellbeing Committee to plan for and oversee program activities. The City allocated resources to developing an action plan which is reviewed and updated annually. Staff are surveyed at the conclusion of each of the individual programs as well as annually to plan for future directions. Senior Management support has been instrumental in the success of the City's Health and Wellbeing Program.
"Our CEO is a strong supporter of the health and wellbeing program and participates regularly in the initiatives on offer. This has been instrumental in leadership group support and the ongoing success and popularity of the program," stated the OHS Coordinator.
"Having support from the CEO and Leadership Team has been fundamental in engaging employees in these programs, as well as increasing participation. Our health and wellbeing survey was invaluable in assessing the response to all of our existing programs and gaining insight into what our future program may offer."
The City of South Perth received Gold recognition for delivering the following health and wellbeing initiatives:
"I found this program to have a positive impact on my health and wellbeing," says City of South Perth staff member, Health and Wellbeing Staff Survey (February 2019).
Three top tips from the City of South Perth:
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees is one of the highest priorities in the City’s workforce planning. Here at the City we aim to create a rich work environment that connects physical, psychological and social health which are the proven elements of a resilient, focused workforce less susceptible to illness, stress and with fewer preventable health problems.
Short on time? Want to kick-start your health and wellbeing journey? Check out the Top 10 Quick Wins and get on your way.
Develop polices, create work environments that support health & wellbeing and educate your staff to adopt healthy attitudes and behaviours.
Apply today, be a leader in your field and show your competitors you care about the health and wellbeing of your staff.