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Noosa Council Prioritises Safety

PBF Australia offers a variety of Workplace Injury Prevention Programs to meet the different safety needs of Australian organisations.  Paul Carson and Darron Shields recently delivered three Supervisors Intervention Programs to Noosa Council, a PBF corporate member.

The PBF Supervisors Intervention Program has been specifically developed to facilitate change at the supervisor level. It has been identified that supervisors are the key influencers in reducing incidents and accidents.

The program empowers supervisors to own the safety of their teams and understand they are the primary influencers in the workplace.  A PBF presenter’s personal story is used as a narrative to create a real life investigation into the causes and possible preventative measures.  Engaging supervisors to achieve long term behavioural and attitudinal change.

Noosa Council ran multiple two hour sessions with approximately 10 employees in each. The desired outcomes for these participants were:

  • To identify that it’s their behaviours and attitudes that sets the workplace culture.
  • To develop a safety skill set that becomes a natural inclusion into their leadership style and operational management.
  • To identify the cumulative progression of events i.e. accidents most often have multiple factors over an extended period of time.
  • To realise communication with their teams is a vital factor in owning their team’s safety.

The feedback received from the Noosa Council participants was extremely positive, with one supervisor stating that it was the best safety course he had attended in the last 10 years.

  • “Excellent presentation. It really puts safety in perspective”.
  • “It was great to hear from a real person who has been impacted by poor choices at work”.
  • “The presentation highlights that an accident can happen at any time, anywhere to anyone.  Don’t think it can’t happen to you or your work colleges”.
  • “Very relevant in my position as co-ordinator.  I feel it would be very beneficial for my staff to have the opportunity to receive this training also”.
  • “Thank you for sharing your stories.  The most important thing I am taking away is safety is everyone’s responsibility.  The real life examples and stories would benefit a wide audience”.

If you would like to find out more about PBF Australia’s Injury Prevention Workplace Programs you can do so here.

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