- Put on a safety sausage sizzle so everyone can get together and have a chat about their safety experiences, share stories and tips.
- Recognise your workplace safety champions.
- Host a family day for your workers and their families where everyone can be active.
- Hold regular toolbox talks with your work team.
Get training and learning
- Hold a workplace forum to talk about safety issues.
- Hold team building exercises e.g. how many workplace hazards can teams identify, or give each of them a case study on an issue and see what solution they can come up with.
- Take a safety walk - see if you can spot hazards and fix them.
- Run refresher training for all workers e.g. first aid, fire safety, hazard identification.
- Use our Take 10@10 online training package for quick 5-10 minute presentations for your workers on how to manage common risks and hazards.
- Encourage everyone to wear hi-vis safety gear to a morning tea where you talk safety.
- Run a safety competition.
- Hold a quiz with health and safety questions.
- Organise speakers from industry associations or professional bodies relevant to your workplace to present on the importance of work health and safety.
- Run a training session on the use of personal protective equipment.
- Organise a presentation or practical workshop by the workplace health and safety officer on safe working methods and procedures for your workplace.
- Introduce a feedback box for workers to raise their work health and safety concerns anonymously.
- Include a safety-related article or message in your newsletter.
o Register and borrow SafeWork SA resources - books, DVDs, etc. Search the online catalogue to find the right resources for your workplace.
- Receive updates and stay in touch - subscriber, follow SafeWork SA on Facebook and Twitter.
- Create and distribute an office calendar that includes drawings made by the families of staff to motivate safe work.
- Organising a safety trivia competition using the national safety statistics and fact or fiction material.
- Hold a healthy morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea and offer the opportunity for your team to raise any health and safety concerns.
- Arrange for guest speakers to visit your workplace to talk about healthy habits- a nutritionist, physiotherapist etc.
- Organise staff health checks such as fitness, medical, skin or eye tests.
- Provide ergonomic assessments for your workers and look into trialling sit to stand workstations.
- Encourage healthy eating during the month such as a healthy recipe swap, providing free fruit in break areas, or inviting a nutritionist to share with staff.
- Have a junk food free day.
- Provide fruit for your team to snack on.
- Update your workplace kitchen facilities to make it easier to store and prepare healthy meals.
- Make your workplace smoke free with help from quitsa.org.au.
- Arrange free health checks for your team.
- Hold a mindfulness/meditation session to help your team better manage tension or stress.
- Have a stress-down day
- Organise an instructor to take a meditation session, yoga or pilates class.
- Enter a team in the Corporate Cup or host your own fun run.
- Start a stretching class for staff before each shift or set a time each day to stretch.
- You may have heard that 'sitting is the new smoking' - so stand up, stretch, move!
- Provide workers with pedometers and set a challenge.
- Encourage workers to improve their health by walking more, riding a bike to/from work.
- Encourage workers to form a sporting team.
- Encourage workers to implement lunch-time fitness groups e.g. walking, running, yoga, table tennis.
- Hold a safety walk, run or bike-ride - don't forget to use sunscreen and stay hydrated!
Get testing, checking, inspecting and updating
- Set a target for your organisation to reduce its number of workplace incidents.
- Regularly review and update your health and safety policies and procedures.
- Test your preparedness with fire and emergency evacuation/invacuation drills.
- Ensure all of your hazard registers are up-to-date.
- Dedicate time to keep your workplace tidy with regular inspections of potential hazards.
- Conduct a workplace inspection or ergonomic assessment to identify potential hazards and find solutions.
- Establish or review emergency procedures and conduct an emergency drill.