Thursday 30th Mar, 2017

WA recognising healthy workplaces

part of the healthy MNG workforce
part of the healthy MNG workforce

WA has implemented a state-wide workplace health program Healthier Workplace WA. Workplaces are invited to apply for recognition under their program Recognised Healthy Workplace.

Under the web-based program, WA workplaces that have demonstrated commitment and leadership towards creating a healthy workplace can apply to become a gold, silver or bronze Recognised Healthy Workplace.

Recognised workplaces receive a certificate plus a digital icon to display in the workplace, on websites and to attract new staff. They are also promoted via the official website and provided support and advice to achieve the highest level of recognition possible.

Being recognised can also enhance business reputation, make businesses an employer of choice, assist to grow workplace culture and clearly demonstrate the business commitment to health and wellbeing.

Healthier Workplace WA Manager Hayley O’Connell said since the program launched, the level of interest in workplace health in WA has been growing steadily with more than 1600 businesses making contact for support and more than 35 earning recognition.

“The support for workplace health in WA is terrific and many WA workplaces are implementing comprehensive workplace health and wellbeing plans which allow their staff to be physically active, quit smoking and improve their nutrition”, said Ms O’Connell.

Gold Recognised Healthy Workplace McMullen Nolan Group Pty Ltd (MNG) provides a comprehensive range of survey and geospatial information services to clients across WA and beyond via its operational bases in Perth, South West, Newman, Onslow, Port Hedland, Broome and Kununurra.

MNG is a great example of a workplace with a comprehensive health and wellbeing plan including allocating time during the workday for staff to attend Pilates sessions, health checks, and education seminars provided by the company, or subsidizing sporting event registrations for workers.

MNG CEO Scott Anderson comments, “Our number one priority is for the health, safety and wellbeing of our workers, whether they are in the office or in the field.

“Since participating in the Recognised Healthy Workplace Program we have progressed from a silver to a gold recognised workplace so it’s really given us the tools and the ideas to create a better workplace for all our staff and to reach the highest standard in employee health and wellbeing.”

Healthier Workplace WA applauds MNG for showing leadership in this area.

Workplaces that have an existing workplace health and wellbeing program and would like to apply for recognition can visit and submit an application online.

The program was developed in collaboration with Unions WA and the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Healthier Workplace WA is delivered by the Heart Foundation WA in conjunction with the Cancer Council WA.