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Cockburn Ice Arena

Located in Bibra Lake, Cockburn Ice Arena is Perth’s largest ice skating facility. Cockburn Ice Arena offers general skating, Learn-To-Skate classes, ice hockey and figure skating classes, competitions and tournaments, birthday parties, the Pro-shop, Frostbite Café, a dance studio, and the Cabin 401 Bar & Grill restaurant. As a sporting venue utilised by athletes, Cockburn Ice Arena undertakes the responsibility of promoting good health to both their staff, patrons and the broader community.

Health and Wellbeing Profile

Cockburn Ice Arena's Workplace Wellness Program is coordinated by the human resources department and has been running for more than two years. Staff are fully briefed on the Arena's Health and Wellbeing policies, activities and facilities as part of the staff induction process. In May 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena became a Silver Recognised Healthy Workplace. Congratulations Cockburn Ice Arena.

Cockburn Ice Arena has put together a 5-minute view regarding the launch of Cockburn Ice Arena’s Workplace Wellness Program - click here to watch it now.

Planning

Following a needs analysis for a Workplace Wellness Program (see staff consultation), a program coordinator responsible for overseeing the program was identified. The program coordinator undertook the HWWA Coordinator Training and a business case for investing in a Workplace Wellness Program was presented to, and approved by, the Cockburn Ice Arena general manager. The program coordinator then undertook a review of previous and existing Workplace Wellness strategies and activities, such as the Arena's Smoke-Free Policy. Following this, a Workplace Wellness Plan outlining goals, strategies and activities was devised. 

Health and Wellbeing Program Activities

Cockburn Ice Arena's Workplace Wellness Program includes the following strategies and activities: 

  • A detailed action plan which outlines the program's health and wellbeing strategies and activities 
  • A dedicated program coordinator to oversee and coordinate program activities
  • Smoke-free workplace policy
  • A detailed overview of health and wellbeing related policies, activities and facilities incorporated in the staff induction process for new staff
  • Promotion of healthy eating and drinking, including healthy workplace catering
  • Awareness raising activities regarding the SNAP lifestyle risk factors, such as Dry July, Fresh Fruit Fridays and Monday Morning Muesli
  • End of trip facilities such as showers, lockers and secure bike storage and ensuring staff, both current and new, are aware of these facilities
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Industry Arts and Recreation Services
Workplace size 20 - 199
Location Bibra Lake
Current Achievement
Calandra Barratt General Manager - May 2019

"Cockburn Ice Arena is committed to supporting the well-being of the whole person. We strive to enhance the physical and psychological health, safety and quality of life of all staff. We believe that healthy employees help to create a healthy organisation, and that greater health, safety and wellness leads to improved satisfaction and morale, which contributes to a more effective organisation. As a sporting and dining venue, we are committed to supporting and promoting the health of our athlete students and sporting enthusiasts, as well as of our dining patrons, staff, and community."


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