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AFS puts high priority on health and wellbeing of staff
A HUGE shout out to AFS and Associates Chartered Accountants for making the health and wellbeing of staff a major priority.
Bendigo Community Health Services staff have really enjoyed working with AFS to get the free Achievement Program for businesses up and running and just a little bit chuffed to see how well they’re doing in ticking off all the benchmarks for the Physical Activity health priority.
Nicely done everyone!
AFS Health and Wellbeing Committee members Joshua and Samantha proudly show off the official Physical Activity certificate.
Well done AFS on not only looking after your staff but celebrating your successes which is really important.
If your early childhood service, school or business would like to follow the AFS lead and improve health and wellbeing, call our Achievement Program co-ordinators on 5406 1200 and we’ll help you select health priorities, get a plan rolling and measure your results: http://bit.ly/AchievementProgramBendigo
Your early learning centre, school or business could win $1500: https://bit.ly/AchievementProgramCompetition
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Bendigo HeadtoHealth Hub ready to support ‘frontline’ workers
There’s so many ‘frontline’ workers out there from supermarkets, health care facilities and other essential businesses who have done such a wonderful job through an incredibly tough Coronavirus period in 2020.
Bendigo Community Health Services knows this can take a toll, especially given we all wonder what’s ahead in 2021.
We also know returning to work after the festive period can generate a range of emotions.
If you or someone you know is struggling please reach out for help through our new HeadtoHelp Hub by calling 1800 595 212.
Our staff are there to talk to you about these issues and help you through these times.
It’s okay to say you’re not okay.
Learn more about the HeadtoHelp Hub: https://bit.ly/HeadtoHelp
New Industrial Manslaughter Penalties take effect this Wednesday (1 July, 2020)
ARE YOU SAFE?
ARE YOU COMPLIANT?
ARE YOU SURE?
WE CAN HELP.
As of July 1st 2020, Work Safe Victoria and Victorian State Government will introduce a new criminal offence of workplace manslaughter into occupational health and safety laws here in Victoria. This is great news as it will means safer workplaces across our region, but does mean business owners must be on top of their Workplace Health and Safety.
The offence applies to negligent conduct by an employer or other duty holders, or an officer of an organisation, which breaches certain duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and causes the death of another person who was owed the duty.
The new law aims to prevent workplace death, provide a stronger deterrent for duty holders to comply with their occupational health and safety obligations, and to send a strong message that putting people’s lives at risk in the workplace will not be tolerated.
The positive news is that if you are already complying with your OHS duties, you are doing the right thing and you will not need to do anything different from 1 July. If you are not complying, the consequences for not thinking about workplace risk can be much more severe with a maximum of 25 years imprisonment and $16.5 Million in penalties now available.
But How Can You Be SURE?
To check your business compliance, Employsure offer a service called a ‘Safe Check’ Gap Analysis. Let’s face it, when you’re working in a business everyday it can be easy to over look practices that may leave you exposed. By having a trained professional with ‘external eyes’ review your workplace we can identify any blind spots your business may have. From there we can help with making your workplace safe and compliant.
For more information, call or email me for details:
Employsure – Central Victoria
0427 439 344