Have you ever thought about safety in your workplace? It’s often something overlooked or something we’re extremely complacent about. But what if it were the invisible things of the everyday, those tasks that we do day-in and day-out, that could cause us harm one day?
It’s not a matter of if, but when.
March 22, 2017 the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation (NSCA) hosted a Member Connect event to discuss what some organisations are doing to help promote, manage and improve on safety and health in their workplaces. Pro-Visual had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending this event and meeting other members in the like-minded community.
Alice Klontzaris, Employee Wellbeing Manager for the CBA, presented “A holistic approach to Mental Health”. Klontzaris highlighted the importance of developing a workplace strategy to supporting those with mental health in the workplace, and outlined some of the programs the Commonwealth Bank wellbeing team focus on each day, month and year. Their aim: to help their employees ‘THRIVE’.
Geoff Hoad, Director WHS at Optus, took guests into the realm of WHS and workers compensation, the motivators for not having specific targets, integrating safety and health into business systems and culture, and just focusing on the main asset – people. But did you know that safety is deeply rooted in making money/profit?
Phil Archer, General Manager from FirstAction, highlighted the reasons why he gets out of bed each morning – to help save lives – and introduced their new Activate app (soon to be launched). Activate, an app developed to assist wardens and their workplaces in emergency situations, to better carry out emergency response plans as well as communicate and access the processes and paperwork on the fly.
The NSCA Member Connect events are exclusive opportunities for members to come together and network, to join a community of safety professionals in a collaborative environment. To find out more about what the NSCA Foundation does to inspire, educate, inform and engage in best practice WHS and risk management, visit them here.
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