Healthy Workplaces

Creating healthier, happier workplaces

Healthy Workplaces

Healthy Environments

Healthy workplaces not only remove and prevent harmful conditions which cause injury and illness, they also actively create environments which promote, support and improve health and wellbeing.

Prioritising strategies which improve the work environment and the way work is designed will have the biggest impact in creating a healthier workplace.

Taking the time to understand what people want and need from their workplace, and what barriers and challenges they face, will help to ensure that health and wellbeing initiatives are hitting the mark.

To identify gaps and opportunities to improve workplace health and wellbeing in your organisation check out Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s Healthy workplace audit tool and the Healthy workers survey.

Healthy and safe work environments can transform the workplace to benefit health and wellbeing, as well as productivity.

Whether you work in an office, outdoors, in transit, or from home, there are a range of initiatives which can be implemented to support health and wellbeing at work, including:

  • Providing access to fresh drinking water and supplying water bottles or water coolers for people who work in mobile or outdoor jobs
  • Ensuring onsite food outlets, vending machines and catering offer healthy food and drink options
  • Providing end-of-trip facilities and secure storage areas to enable active travel
  • Providing, loaning or subsidising equipment which supports safe, active work (e.g. sit-to-stand desks, fitness wearables)
  • Creating work environments which promote movement throughout the day

For more ideas and inspiration on how to support health and wellbeing in your organisation, check out Work health and wellbeing interventions tool.

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Last updated 7 July 2022