As Centurion enters the month dedicated to safety awareness, the Company proudly aligns itself with the nation in embracing National Safe Work Month. Their commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for workers is unwavering. This year’s theme, “For everyone’s safety, work safely,” resonates with the company’s values as they work together to build a positive culture of safety, responsibility and well-being.
Centurion has always strived for excellence in safety standards. Janet Walsh, Senior Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) Advisor, emphasises this commitment: “Safety is the foundation upon which Centurion operates. Our continuous journey of improving our safety culture is a collaborative effort that must be a 24/7 mindset.”
Throughout this National Safe Work Month, Centurion will be focusing on fundamental safety topics each week, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to safety across their nationwide network.
In the first week of National Safe Work Month, the Company spotlights the significance of teamwork in managing workplace risks. Identifying and reporting hazards is a collective responsibility. Centurion urges all team members to actively engage in hazard identification and reporting. This proactive approach not only ensures the safety of colleagues but also contributes to a safer working environment for all.
Week two is dedicated to protecting the mental health of our workers. Centurion recognises that being safe and healthy goes beyond physical well-being. Mental health is just as important. Resources and support are provided to help team members understand and manage psychosocial hazards within their workplace. A healthy mind leads to a safer workplace.
In the third week, the Company’s focus is on promoting a positive safety culture; drawing attention to hazards present for new and young workers, culturally or linguistically diverse workers, isolated and remote workers, and workers returning to work from injury. At Centurion, they believe in supporting and educating all workers. A positive safety culture is built on trust, respect, and open communication. Every worker is encouraged to actively participate in creating a culture prioritises safety.
Approaching the final week of National Safe Work Month, Centurion underscores the importance of preventing accidents and incidents. Safety is not just a goal; it’s a commitment.
A robust safety culture not only enhances safety but also yields positive benefits in terms of productivity and worker confidence. As Janet Walsh states, “Improved morale, safety, and productivity are intertwined. When our teams feel safe and confident, they deliver their best, ultimately benefiting our valued customers.” National Safe Work Month serves as a collective reminder of the shared responsibility to maintain safe workplaces. It’s a time for everyone to unite and ensure that safety remains a fundamental priority in all activities. By working together and fostering a culture of safety, they aim to realise a workplace where everyone can thrive.