National Safe Work Month

1 October 2018

October is National Safe Work Month. This allows us to shine a spotlight on safety at LWB. Due to the type of work we do, safety is always one of our highest priorities and concerns.

In the past 12-18 months, we have been implementing LIVESAFE and a host of other measures to increase our safety standards for clients and staff, and these changes have led to promising results.  In the first 12 months of these changes we saw:

  • 20% reduction in incidents across LWB

  • 50% reduction in the average days off work after an injury

  • 64% improvement in early reporting of incidents from 9.3 days to 3.4 days allowing our Injury Management Specialists to provide faster support for injured workers and our safety team, where possible, to fix the issue that caused the injury ASAP.

There were a number of reasons that led to these encouraging results which include many more people are taking greater care for their safety and that of our clients every day. LWB has provided better support for leaders and employees in our provision of safety systems, training and information about safe work practices. We have also really improved care and support for our colleagues when an injury happens, reducing their recovery periods and enabling them to get back to their roles. Like any large organisation working with such a broad range of clients, we still have a ways to go, but we believe we are on the right track.