Healthy Workplaces

Creating healthier, happier workplaces

Healthy Workplaces

Healthy Organisations

In every work environment there are hazards which can impact our health and wellbeing. Some risks can be obvious, like physical hazards which cause trips and slips. Other hazards may be harder to see, such as poorly designed tasks and workspaces, excessive workloads, or a poor workplace culture.

There are many ways that organisations can improve their work practices to support health and wellbeing, including embedding policies, procedures and processes that encourage and enable a healthy workplace culture.

An important part of creating a healthier workplace is empowering everyone to be involved in creating workplace practices which support people’s health, safety and wellbeing.

Resources to support an integrated approach to improving workplace health, safety and wellbeing

Healthy, happy workplaces start with us

Healthy, happy employees are Health and Wellbeing Queensland’s most valuable asset – so supporting our people to be and stay well is vital. As a small organisation, we must implement and evaluate simple actions that don’t cost a lot of money. We are doing this so those initiatives that make a difference will form part of our workplace wellbeing toolbox for others to adapt or implement.

We have an obligation to protect and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, with the by-product being improved productivity and performance – and that’s a triple bottom line win.

How we are creating a healthier workplace at Health and Wellbeing Queensland

Healthy Organisation

  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements
  • Sanctioned meeting-free time
  • Strategies to create joy in the workplace – e.g. dog-friendly workplace trial

Healthy Environment

  • End-of-trip facilities
  • Full kitchen amenities
  • Healthy food and drink options
  • Sit-to-stand desks

Healthy People

  • Team challenges and events
  • Workplace champions

Last updated 11 October 2023