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‘ The H in Workplace Health and Safety – a workplace experience’. Lisa Burnell – Director / WHS Working Group. Ronald Young & Co Builders. Tasmanian family-owned residential construction company with 10 full-time employees Operational for over 40 years

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the h in workplace health and safety a workplace experience

‘The H in Workplace Health and Safety – a workplace experience’

Lisa Burnell – Director / WHS Working Group

ronald young co builders
Ronald Young & Co Builders
  • Tasmanian family-owned residential construction company with 10 full-time employees
  • Operational for over 40 years
  • Purchased by Paul & Lisa Burnell in February 2011
  • The Directors recognised their responsibilities to provide for the new WHS legislation
  • Health & Well-being of staff
ronald young co builders health well being program
Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program

HWB Program Development

  • WorkCover Advisory service – provided advice on workplace safety and health & wellbeing
  • Development of a RY Health & Well-being Policy
  • Development of the RY HWB Program

Work Cover HWB Advisor – Cameron Blight

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Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program

HWB Program Development

  • The Health & Well-being program (HWB) is directly linked into the RY WHS Plan
  • The WHS Plan is part of the RY Business Plan
  • The RY WHS Plan works on the principles of communication, consultation and cooperation
  • Commitment to ensure that all workers go home safe, but are also healthy & happy at work
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Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program
  • Director Lisa Burnell has qualifications in Cardiovascular Health & Project Management
  • Combination of health knowledge & recognition of obligations as a company director
  • Implementation has been a seamless and a low-cost activity
  • 100% engagement by all employees

HWB Program Development

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Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program

Staff Survey

Annual Calendar of HWB Events

Including Well-being events

workplace health well being initiatives
Workplace Health & Well-being Initiatives
  • Individual Health Assessments & Health Plans
  • Focus on Nutrition – Health Lunch Competition, kitchen facility, fresh fruit
  • Know Your Numbers BP Campaign
  • Heart Week – Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
  • Men’s Health Issues
  • Contractor WHS Sessions
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • WHS Newsletters
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Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program

The Challenges Vs the WinsThe Challenges - Barriers to HWBAreas for improvement / new initiativesThe Wins -Management supportAchievements so far

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Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program

Barriers

  • Culture Change
  • Time constraints
  • Consistency
  • Location (Contractor Workers)

Areas for improvement / new initiatives

  • Engagement of workplace HWB Champions
  • Evaluation
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
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Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program

Management Support – why our program has been successful -

  • Small / Privately owned company
  • Director / Owner is the Driver of HWB
  • Commitment to WHS
  • No bureaucracy or ‘Red-Tape’ to prevent or slow down HWB initiatives
  • No definitive budget constraints
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Ronald Young & Co Builders Health & Well-Being Program

Achievements

  • Low cost / high outcomes
  • Improved staff health & well-being and productivity
  • Reduced sick leave
  • Teamwork & job satisfaction
  • Brand marketing
  • Finalist in the National Preventive Health Awards