In a ceremony held on February 5th 2014, at Amaroo Aged Care Village in Gosnells, seven village employees who, together, form the company’s WH&S committee, were presented with their Certificate IV accreditation in WH&S by Safety First’s Kevin York.
Amaroo group CEO, David Fenwick, who was present at the awards ceremony, congratulated the recipients on their achievement. Members of the WH&S Committee are drawn from different levels within the company and include representatives from management, supervisors and floor staff.
These awards mean that the Amaroo is the first organisation within the aged care industry, where all members of the WH&S Steering Committee are Cert IV qualified.
The presentation is a planned part of Amaroo’s Safety First’s WH&S Program, which has been in place since 2008.
Apart from the recognition accorded to the seven staff members, there are a number of other positives that accrue from their certification.
Their training, is part of ongoing organisation-wide commitment to their Safety First WH&S Program, the implementation of which has led to a drastic fall in work-related injuries and worker’s compensation claims, through the identification of more efficient controls for staff to follow in minimising on-the-job risks identified within the Risk-centric model.
As a result, Amaroo has reduced its annual workers compensation bill by over $100,000.00 per annum that is now be re-directed back into optimising care services and conditions for staff and residents within the village complex.