National Safe Work Month is fast approaching and Safe Work Australia has announced the campaign theme for October.
National Safe Work Month recognises the need for safe practices to avoid both physical and psychological harm across a range of industries and Safe Work Australia (SWA) believes that its think safe. work safe. be safe. campaign optimises this need.
The think safe element emphasises the importance of planning and forethought required by employees and business owners in identifying risks presented by their respective workplaces.
work safe is about developing those plans and correctly implementing them with practical steps to reduce risk and avoid incidents.
be safe reminds all involved that implementing and enacting a plan is not a one-off process but an ongoing formation of habit and principle. According to SWA, the lessons learnt over National Safe Work Month are not to ignored as 1 November rolls around.
To aid industries through National Safe Work Month, SWA has compiled a campaign kit for workplaces to roll out at every level of operations.
The kit includes a range of awareness resources including conversation templates to facilitate positive workforce engagement, digital wallpapers, physical posters, email banners, printable bunting and more.
To keep in touch with a workforce increasingly connected via technology, rather than face to face, SWA has kickstarted the “have a chat over a cuppa” trend.
The “cuppa” trend invites the workforce to organise a chat with colleagues on safety practices and post on social media about it with the tags #ThinkWorkBeSafe and #safeworkmonth to help in raising awareness of a safer industry.