How to create a healthy workplace
Here’s our step-by-step resource to guide your workplace, small or large, in planning and implementing your own health and wellbeing program, or strengthening an existing one.
People, places and vision
We recognise that incorporating a mix of environmental, organisational and staff centred activities is critical to a successful workplace health and wellbeing program and encourage you to invest in a combination within your program.
People: focusses on individual needs such as improving access to services and information, improving health knowledge and skills of staff.
Places: addresses environmental factors preventing individuals from becoming healthy and offers resources to actively encourage healthy behaviour (e.g. bike racks; shower facilities etc.).
Vision: considers social perceptions and commitment of management; encouraging business to consider how usual practice might support and encourage healthy behaviours (e.g. flexible work; smoke-free policies etc.).
Each of the four steps within the Healthy Workers Healthy Workers - Healthy Futures Toolkit (PDF 1.7MB) contains a step by step checklist, fact sheets and templates that you can personalise according to the needs of your organisation.
The fact sheets and templates complement the toolkit so it is useful to have a copy of the toolkit open as you download each fact sheet or template.
- Step One: getting started
- Step Two: needs assessment
- Step Three: action
- Step Four: monitor and review.
You can order a copy of the comprehensive Healthy Workers Toolkit to be sent to your workplace, download a copy (PDF 1.7MB) or follow the steps on our webpages.