Focus on health and wellbeing a winner at Warners

Posted on Friday 6th November, 2015

​Warners Nurseries’ commitment to providing a safe environment for its staff has been recognised at the prestigious 2015 WorkSafe Awards. Up against Kingston City Council and infrastructure management firm Urban Maintenance Systems Pty Ltd, Warners took out the Commitment To Workplace Health And Wellbeing award, for its hard work in creating a positive and safe work and social environment for staff.

“The safety and wellbeing of our staff has always been a priority at Warners,” said MD Michael Warner.

Workplace initiatives introduced by Warners include engaging a physiotherapist to assess manual handling systems, offering health checks, providing flu vaccines, employing a massage therapist, using the CFA to check its fire plan and seeking advice from independent OHS auditors.

“We’re delighted that the hard work of our team has been recognised through this award. Congratulations to Barbara Harding, Mat Sadler and the rest of the OHS team for their efforts,” Michael said.

The ceremony, which was held on the final day of Health & Safety Week in October, was attended by more than 300 people, which included all 20 finalists, as well as colleagues, families and friends and senior WorkSafe staff.

WorkSafe Chief executive Clare Amies thanked the winners and the finalists for their commitment to workplace health and safety.

“All our finalists have shown great dedication to improving workplace health and safety and their achievements are truly inspiring,” she said. “It is the unflagging efforts of organisations and people such as these that are helping Victorian workplaces become even safer.”