SafeTea with Belinda Bogoevska
On the 12th of October, Belinda Bogoevska, the National Risk and Compliance Manager, took the initiative to nurture a culture of safety within Glad Group. Her approach was innovative and engaging – a “SafeTea” event hosted at the company’s headquarters. The event was designed to foster an open dialogue on workplace health and safety, all while enjoying a cup of tea in a relaxed atmosphere.
Belinda Bogoevska’s extensive expertise in risk and compliance management made her the perfect host for this gathering. The “SafeTea” event encouraged employees to share their thoughts and concerns related to safety at work. By emphasizing risk management and safety protocols, Belinda emphasized the organization’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of all employees.
One of the key takeaways from this event was the promotion of open communication and the idea that everyone plays a vital role in maintaining a safe workplace. It served as a reminder that safety is a shared responsibility, and it should always be at the forefront of every employee’s mind.
Safety Conference by Natalee Johnston
In a world characterised by rapid change, Glad Group Managers and their team across Australia recently united at Glad Group Head office in Sydney for a workshop led by Natalee Johnston, the first female pilot in the Royal Australian Navy, renowned for her leadership and pioneering spirit. Drawing from her 24 years of military service, Natalee shared her profound insights into human behaviour, the origins of errors, and the nfluence of organisational culture. However, the primary focus of the workshop was on the collaborative learning experience.
Spotting Threats and Errors
The ability to recognize potential threats and anticipated errors is a vital skill. Natalee guided participants in identifying these challenges and exploring strategies to control and mitigate them. The objective was to equip attendees with a proactive mindset, enabling them to safeguard against potential pitfalls.
Cultivating Positive Cultural Elements
Understanding the impact of organizational culture on safety is of paramount importance. Natalee assisted participants in recognizing the powerful role that culture plays in shaping behaviors and decisions. By identifying their own roles in fostering a positive culture, attendees could contribute to a safer and more harmonious work environment.
Practical Application through Group Activities
To reinforce the learning and make it practical, Natalee incorporated group games into the workshop. These activities provided participants with the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts they had learned in a fun and interactive manner. The games served to bring everything together, providing a hands-on experience of the workshop’s principles. The Glad Group Managers and their team left the workshop with a newfound understanding of the dynamics of human interaction and safety, ready to apply these insights in their professional roles and contribute to a safer and more harmonious work environment.
First Aid Training Course with Glad Maintenance
Towards the end of Safe Work Month, on the 26th and 27th of October, Glad Maintenance organised a First Aid Training Course in collaboration with St John Ambulance NSW. This course was a fantastic opportunity for our people to acquire life-saving skills, boost their confidence, and be better prepared to respond to emergencies in the workplace and beyond.
The course covered a range of essential first aid techniques, from basic wound care to more complex life-saving procedures. Participants learned how to administer CPR, manage choking incidents, provide initial treatment for injuries, and more. These skills are not only valuable in the workplace but can also be applied in everyday life, making participants true community assets.
The event aimed to empower employees with the knowledge and skills to take immediate and effective action in case of emergencies. Whether it’s a colleague, a family member, or a stranger in need, the trained employees now have the capacity to make a positive difference in critical situations.
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