Commitment to Workplace Health and WellbeingBallarat Community Health is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to promoting health and wellbeing in the community and providing quality and affordable health care. The nominee, Louise Feery is the Team Leader of the Healthy Lifestyle Team and manages approximately 15 staff in areas of Community Nursing, Health Promotion & Wellbeing, Exercise Programs, Research/Evaluation and Workplace Health. Louise has shown outstanding leadership across the organisation to drive the development and implementation of the organisation's Staff Health & Wellbeing Program as well as being a strong advocate for health and wellbeing initiatives in the community and regional workplaces.
Health and Safety Invention of the YearBremner Glass Equipment (BGE) Pty Ltd is a successful original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the flat glass industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. It specialises in producing highly customised handling, transport and cutting equipment for the glass industry. BGE, with the support of Pilz Australia, has invented a new “safe” glass grab to improve the way large glass panes are handled and transported.
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueGWMWater is a government owned water business, responsible for managing urban and rural supply systems in the Grampians, Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria. We service approximately 72,000 people living either on farms or in one of 71 urban centres. We operate water and wastewater treatment plants in many of our 71 towns, utilise desalination technology, operate numerous recycled water schemes and run pipelines, dams, weirs and pump stations to service our customers. The workplace health and safety issue confronting the organisation involved a lack of compliance in the management of chemicals at workplaces.
Commitment to Workplace Health and WellbeingDiscussing and recommending the 6 day WorkSafe Managers and Supervisors course to the City Of Greater Geelong. Having them place a number of their managers through the course was an effort to coordinate dates and times. This was the largest group to go through a program as such.
Commitment to Workplace Health and WellbeingCorporate Fitness Australia provides fitness programs that make a positive difference within the workplace. The programs are specifically designed to improve the health and wellbeing of all staff within an organisation or business. Our current 'Healthy Staff- Healthy Business' Campaign Builds personal and team development, improves workplace productivity and creates a healthy positive working environment.
OHS Management System of the YearI helped start our trampoline park business last year. There is nothing like us in Australia. We have created and continue to create a best practice safety management system. We have engaged consultants, Monash Accident and Research Centre, and WorkSafe consultants to ensure we are setting our business up so that safety is our number one priority. We want over 15 sites nationally employing 100+ employees at each site. We will be a large employer and we want every staff member trained from floor team to senior management on safety. We pride ourselves on how we address safety in the workplace. We reward our staff monthly and regularly through safety awards to recognise excellence in this area
Commitment to Workplace Health and WellbeingSunbury Community Health Centre (SCHC) is a not-for-profit, community-owned organisation serving Sunbury and surrounds. More than 230 staff and volunteers provide a range of health and community services within a social model of health including: counselling, early childhood education, family day care, dentistry, adult and childhood allied health, health promotion initiatives and residential aged care. SCHC believes in order to ensure that we provide the best services to our clients; our staff should be given varied opportunities to enhance their wellbeing. We are committed to initiatives with measurable outcomes and to reviewing strategies to ensure learnings convert to quality improvements.
Solving a workplace problem using - Eastern Tertiary Alliance - Baulderstone Pty Ltd & United Group Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueThe Eastern Tertiary Alliance (comprising Melbourne Water, KBR, Black & Veatch, Baulderstone and United Group) was formed in 2010 to deliver $418M tertiary treatment upgrade works at the Eastern Treatment Plant. The tertiary upgrade significantly reduced the impact of the plant’s discharge by upgrading the current effluent treatment from secondary effluent treatment to high quality, non-potable recyclable water. Amongst several large, functionally integrated civil, mechanical and electrical structures constructed there included a sludge handling system. The erection of the proprietary mechanical units was complex and required working at heights of approximately 7m. To overcome the working at height and penetration issues, the project team designed and constructed temporary access bridges that were tailored to suit the tight working conditions but also remove critical risks.
Employer Excellence in Return to WorkCatholic Homes is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing accommodation, residential care, community care and retirement living choices for seniors. We employ around 540 staff with the bulk of our workforce aged 45 to 55. Over the last two years we have focused on the ways in which we can support our ageing workers to get back to work after an injury.
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