Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Quality Framework  for the  Healthy Workers Initiative

Continuous Improvement

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A simple and methodical approach to workplace health improvement that focuses on continual improvement will be most effective and efficient.

Continuous Improvement:

A continuous improvement cycle involves planning, assessing need, implementing action, monitoring progress, evaluating and improving. These key processes bring together the practical application of the Principles for Healthy Workplaces and will assist in achieving sustainable, effective approaches to promoting healthier lifestyles in workplace settings.

There are high quality publications which provide evidence based, detailed approaches for employers to follow. Many have a particular focus such as a specific state or territory, industry or size of workplace. Some notable examples include:

  • Best‐Practice Guidelines ‐Workplace Health in Australia. (HAPIA. 2010.)
  • Healthy Workplace Guide – Ten steps to implementing a workplace health program (Heart Foundation, Cancer Council NSW, and PANORG Sydney University . 2011)
  • Get moving at Work. A Resource Kit For Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programs. (Premiers Physical Activity Council ‐Tasmania. 2007)
  • Healthy lifestyle program for the Queensland Public Service ‐Guidelines for Government Agencies. (Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.)
  • Healthy Workplace Kit (WorkSafe Victoria)
  • Consultation obligations ‐LEGISLATIVE FACT SHEET SERIES (Safe Work Australia)

Key Elements: 

  • Plan
  • Assess
  • Implement
  • Monitor
  • Evaluate
  • Improve 

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Published date: July 2012