WA-based backpack vacuum cleaner manufacturer Pacvac has received bronze recognition from the Cancer Council’s Healthier Workplace WA program for the positive work environment changes it has implemented to create a motivated and productive workforce.
The Healthier Workplace WA program recognises workplaces in Western Australia that have a focus on workplace health and wellbeing.
In an effort to build morale in its workforce, Pacvac encourages staff members to participate in a range of physical activities and social events, and provides staff with shower facilities should they wish to cycle to work and kitchen facilities to encourage staff to bring their own lunch and eat healthily.
Pacvac has also implemented multiple workplace improvements such as stand-up desks to reduce fatigue; indoor plants for improved ambience and breakout areas for staff to enjoy time away from their workstations. Extensive building renovations are also being planned to ensure everybody gets to work in a place that brings out their best.
Pacvac director Donna Rothwell said Pacvac has worked hard to ensure it continues to support and encourage a staff-centred mindset where employee wellbeing is paramount.
“I have always maintained the belief that happy staff are the key to a successful company,” said Rothwell.
“One of the most innovative changes we have implemented is our Wellbeing Initiative, which ultimately increases a staff members leave entitlements, at the expense of the company, to ensure staff are provided with an additional three days of leave to utilise as they see fit. I see this initiative greatly boosting our employee’s overall wellbeing, ensuring a positive work-life balance.”
Pacvac will continue to develop all areas related to overall workplace wellbeing and workplace health and safety, to achieve gold recognition from the Healthier Workplace WA program.
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