Brookfield GIS will be taking part in Safe Work Month this year. National Safe Work Month, held in October each year, aims to improve awareness of work health and safety, encourage discussion about safety at work and share positive workplace stories.

Safety is ingrained in every facet of Brookfield GIS’ operations and business, and our WHS management system is certified to AS/NZS ISO 4801:2001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. We are also members of the National Safety Council of Australia. Brookfield GIS is committed to achieving safe workplaces for our employees, clients, subcontractors and anybody on site.

During the month of October a number of events and activities will be held to encourage positive safety behavours and further foster our high safety culture at Brookfield GIS.

“Some of the Brookfield GIS Department of Justice contract FM team have had Height Safety Training and Confined Space awareness training.

It was a great education for our staff and team whom learnt and gained knowledge on how to effectively manage vendors compliance and awareness of the risks when conduction these works across our portfolio.”

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Safe Work Month 2016 Events and Activities

All locations – Australia and New Zealand

Event Name ‘Get on Track’ Challenge
Date 3-31 October 2016
Description This is one activity everyone can participate in regardless where your workplace may be! The ‘Get on Track’ Challenge involves getting into teams and competing against other Brookfield GIS employees by logging daily physical activity levels plus fruit and vegetable intake. The more you log the further your team moves along the virtual track. Exercise, even as simple as walking, is great for lowering stress levels and increasing productivity. You can use your Fitbit, Garmin or smart phone device to track your progress.

Prizes are up for grabs for the winning team.

Event Name Activewear Friday
Date 21 October 2016
Description Activewear Friday is a great excuse to sport your favourite active wear in the office and engage in a fun fitness activity with your colleagues. Since you’ll have your trainers on, think about walking to or from work, organising a team sport for your lunch break or after work.

Brisbane

Event Name Brisbane Injured Worker Afternoon Tea Presentation
Presenter Phillip Smallman
Date 6 October 2016
Description Injured worker Phillip Smallman will be attending the Brisbane Head Office to deliver a presentation on the importance of a strong safety culture.

Phillip could have lost his life as a result of a workplace incident. He didn’t – but will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. One small lapse in concentration and his world came crashing down. He is now a paraplegic.

Phillip Smallman is on a mission to help individuals, no matter what their role in the company to understand why it’s important to contribute to a safe culture.

Sydney

Event Name Sydney Injured Worker Lunch and Learn
Presenter Theo Venter
Date 7 October 2016
Description Theo Venter will be attending the Brookfield GIS World Square Head Office to deliver his inspirational presentation.

Theo Venter is one of the only people ever recorded to have been exposed and survived a 22 000V electrical incident whilst working on overhead power lines in Perth, Western Australia in 2006. Theo shares his amazing story ‘Just Another Day” with audiences around the world.

Melbourne

Event Name Melbourne Mock Trial
Presenter Safety Australia – Bruce Whitehead
Date 3 October 2016
Description Since the Sydney Mock Trial was such a success, we are holding another session in Melbourne. The mock trial will be an engaging training session hosted by two ex WorkCover prosecutors where Brookfield GIS staff will appear as part of the trial. The simulated court trial will demonstrate the consequences of failing to abide by health and safety legislation and regulations.
Event Name Melbourne Injured Worker Morning Tea
Presenter Jack Swift
Date 11 October 2016
Description Jack Swift will be visiting the Melbourne Head Office to share his story.

Jack is an Australian Olympic athletics competitor and para-triathlete. He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 London Summer Paralympics in athletics in the 400m and 4 × 100 m events. In 2006, Swift lost the lower part of his right leg when he was twenty-one years old after an incident while at work when a 14-tonne excavator fell and crushed his right leg.

Event Name Exercise, Movement & Sleep Lunch and Learn
Presenter Absolute Health & Performance
Date 19 October 2016
Description This interesting presentation will discuss the importance of exercise, movement and sleep and their impact on productivity and cognitive function.

Adelaide

Event Name 3 Minute Angels visit the Adelaide Office
Presenter 3 Minute Angels
Date 14 October 2016
Description The 3 Minute Angels will be visiting the Adelaide Head Office to deliver 3 minute neck and shoulder massages to those that would like to participate.

Perth

Event Name Perth Breakfast Legal Presentation
Presenter Safety Australia – Bruce Whitehead
Date 28 October 2016
Description Bruce Whitehead is a former Police Prosecutor, Senior WorkCover Lawyer and owner of one of Australia’s largest risk management consultancies. Bruce will discuss the importance of having a strong safety culture and the potential consequences of failing to meet WHS legislation and regulations.