Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

What is a Healthy Workplace?

A healthy workplace supports and encourages healthy behaviours in its employees, making healthy choices the easy choices.

A healthy workplace is one where employers and employees work together to support and promote good health.

A healthy workplace may complement workplace health and safety arrangements in your workplace but will not lessen or change requirements and obligations.

Sometimes the term ‘workplace health and wellbeing’ is used. While wellbeing and mental health are acknowledged as important aspects of workplace health, this site focuses on five key aspects of promoting good health at work: encouraging employees to Eat Well, Move More, maintain a Healthy Weight, be Smoke-free and reduce consumption of Alcohol.