‘Live Work Better’, an employee safety and wellbeing program developed by Ampcontrol, was awarded Best WHS Improvement Award at the 2023 Hunter Safety Awards on Friday 17 March.
Designed in conjunction with EY Psychologists, the Live Work Better Program proactively addresses risk through attitudes and behaviours to build a better and safer workplace for its people.
Tailored uniquely to suit its diverse workforce of over 1000 employees in different geographical locations and operations across Australia, the psychology-based program is provided to all employees. It aims to shift towards a culture of shared responsibility, ownership, and positive health, safety, environment, and quality (HSEQ) outcomes.
Accepting the award at the gala presentation night, Simon Coleman, Ampcontrol General Manager – HSEQ said,
“We are thrilled to see our Live Work Better Program receive industry recognition for the significant improvement it is making to our workplace and the wellbeing of our people. The program challenges everyone at Ampcontrol, including me, regarding how we think, act, lead, and foster a culture of shared responsibility. Live Work Better is all about living and working better together, and it’s working.”
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Since being launched in November 2020, 95% of the workforce has completed the program, comprised of online modules and face-to-face sessions varying between 4 – 8 hours.
In just two years following the implementation of Live Work Better, Ampcontrol has seen a cultural shift in how HSEQ is managed throughout the business. From 35 employees accessing and using the HSEQ management platform annually, to over 750 employees. From under 2100 HSEQ conversations conducted and recorded, to now more than 5000; from under 1000 inspections completed to over 9000.