UrbanGrid Australia

Workplace Profile

UrbanGrid Australia is a leading utility contractor in Western Australia and delivers timely, innovative and turn-key solutions for Western Australia’s essential gas energy, water and communications networks. UrbanGrid’s marketplace success has been as a result of a steadfast commitment to understanding our clients’ objectives and expectations while building long-term partnerships.

Health and Wellbeing Profile

UrbanGrid Australia's health and wellbeing program has been running since 2019 and is coordinated by the Zero Harm and Training Lead, and Zero Harm and Stakeholder Officer. In January 2020 UrbanGrid Australia became a Bronze Recognised Healthy Workplace. Congratulations UrbanGrid Australia. 

"A physically and mentally healthy workplace generates happy and healthier workers. These workers are safer, more productive, have reduced absenteeism and improved morale." says the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator.

Planning

Folllowing senior management support for a workplace health and wellbeing program, UrbanGrid Australia identified two Program Coordinators to oversee and plan program activities. These Coordinators undertook the online HWWA Coordinator Training and the HWWA Workplace Health Check before consulting with staff and developing an action plan for the workplace health and wellbeing program. Activities and initiatives are promoted to staff during toolbox meetings. 

Health and Wellbeing Program Activities

UrbanGrid Australia's workplace health and wellbeing program includes a range of strategies and activities, such as: 

  • Dedicated Program Coordinators to oversee and plan program activities
  • Implemented Action Plan
  • Creation of a Health and Wellbeing Station which displays a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives and information flyers
  • Promotion of healthy eating and encouraging healthy food and drink options
  • Education and awareness raising activities regarding alcohol, smoking and general health
  • Promotion and participation in national awareness days including RU OK? Day and Tradies Health Month

UrbanGrid Australia is now working on expanding their health and wellbeing program and transitioning to a higher recognition level.

 

 

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Industry Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Workplace size 20 - 199
Location Metropolitan
Current Achievement
Natalie Cussell & Wendy Farmer Zero Harm & Training Lead and Zero Harm & Stakeholder Officer - January 2020

"UrbanGrid Australia (A Downer Company) endeavours to establish a workplace that has positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of all workers, by the promotion of and engagement in health and wellbeing programs and initiatives. In turn creating a healthy and motivated workforce that have a positive impact on production."


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