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Easternwell recognised for work health and wellbeing programs

Easternwell has received gold level recognition from the Queensland Government for its work health and wellbeing program. Through Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Easternwell was recognised for making a difference to the health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Easternwell has improved on silver level recognition by demonstrating their work health and wellbeing strategies have been integrated into their day to day business and become part of the way they work every day.

Easternwell’s ‘Live Well’ program is designed to encourage and support employees to make healthier choices by increasing physical activity, eating healthier, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol and maintaining a good state of mental health.

The Live Well program is managed by the company’s in-house Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Wellness Coordinator who is committed to implementing the company’s health and wellbeing program.

Easternwell’s Accredited Practicing Dietician and Wellness Coordinator Chris Scott, said: “We are continually creating and improving ways to support our employees to make healthy choices.”

“We are seeing some great results from our Live Well program. Sick leave has decreased by 35%, the percentage of staff in the healthy BMI weight range has increased by 11% and there has been a year on year increase in participation within our teams.”

“Our Wellbeing Committee has strong support from our Executive team who meet every six to eight weeks to discuss current health and wellbeing projects as well as future programs.”

Some initiatives and activities of the Live Well program include access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program designed to assist employees and their immediate family members in resolving work-related and personal problems that affect their quality of life, wellbeing, safety and effectiveness at work; ‘Quit for Life’: a 12-week quit smoking program available to employees and their immediate family members to support the transition to quitting cigarette smoking; gym facilities at the company’s remote mobile camps to encourage physical exercise; fresh fruit boxes delivered to offices twice weekly; access to skin and health checks; weekly, monthly and bi-monthly newsletter articles focusing on health and wellbeing topics; active participation in mental health events such as RUOK? Day, Mates in Construction and Movember; and access to an employee wellness corner in the Toowoomba office.

With these programs and commitment in place, Easternwell plans to continue to improve the overall health and wellbeing of all employees.

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, providing innovative solutions across the social, defence, property, infrastructure, resources and industrial sectors.

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