Using health as vehicle for change

Using health as vehicle for change

Often looked at in isolation, risk management and culture go hand in hand. For sustained continual improvement that is lasting, organisations must consider the cultural implications to their workforce of their risk management strategies. Organisations of the future will adopt best practice risk management and improve culture at the same time. Using health as vehicle for change, Tip Top and Employ Health have partnered to take a data driven, systems-based approach that uses heath as a vehicle for cultural change. In this presentation, Morgan Macaire and Matthew Stewart will share how Tip Top was able to transform their site.

The case study – Tip Top Chilled and Frozen

THE ISSUE:
Most of the reported workplace injuries at Chilled and Frozen are caused by Manual handling. In Financial year 2020, they represented 47% of all reported injuries and 43% of reported recordable injuries.

THE ACTIONS:
Tip Top Ermington site has shifted from reactive (providing onsite physio treatment when an employee reported an injury) to a more proactive approach. This included:
• Conducting a Health risk assessment of the workforce by offering free health and fitness checks
• Developing and implementing a health improvement plan that included
o Implementing a manual handling program including warm up, training,
o Team members offered 1-1 health and fitness sessions with qualified physio when fitness gaps were identified
o Organising health and wellbeing events such as 8-week challenge, PT sessions, virtual running marathon, nutrition seminars

THE IMPACTS
• 100 team members assessed in 1 year and health and wellbeing plans developed to address identified gaps
• 10 team members who were identified as high risk (significant fitness gap) have successful improvement their fitness and no longer deemed high risk
• Long term impact:
-75% improvement of R12 TRIFR year on year,
– R12 LTIFR reduced to zero