It's better to bee safe

Tuesday, 30th October, 2012

(From left) Robyn Stewart, Trish Woodman, Jo Warhurst, Rebecca Hillier, Michael Weinert and Jane Baker at the hospital’s safety day. (From left) Robyn Stewart, Trish Woodman, Jo Warhurst, Rebecca Hillier, Michael Weinert and Jane Baker at the hospital’s safety day.

By Emily Roberts

Staff at the hospital had a bit of fun spreading the message of safety during Safe Work Australia Week.

They dressed up as busy bees and held a poker run, among other activities, and BH Hospital Safety Ambassador and Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) Committee chairman, Michael Weinert, said it was important for everyone to take an active role in ensuring a safe workplace.

"We were going around to each department and promoting safety," Mr Weinert said.

"We were trying to give engaging information and feedback. We had prizes for the best dressed, the best department and we held a poker run to get people interacting with each other."

Children were also invited to take part with a colouringin competition.

Mr Weinert said it was about gauging what safety issues needed to be addressed and what strategies could be put in place.

"Most departments are up to speed with a lot of stuff. We were also here to alleviate concerns about safety," he said.

"It was a fun-themed day and about having a bit of a laugh instead of being so serious. Everyone was relaxed and happy."