New people risk workshops for LGIS members

Risk Matters - Autumn 2023

LGIS’ new workshops align with work, health and safety requirements; providing members with tools to meet their obligations and improve working relationships.

Psychological injuries are a significant contributor to workers’ compensation claims with numbers in Western Australia continuing to grow year on year, since 2017/18 mental stress claims across the State have grown by 28%. The leading contributor to these claims is work related harassment and bullying.

Employers have a duty to manage psychosocial hazards, with the appropriate controls. All officers, workers and ‘others’ (which includes elected members), have a responsibility to take reasonable care so that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility – councillors, leaders and workers – we all have a part to play.

People risk workshops to help members meet PCBU responsibilities

Training your people is a key element of your WHS responsibilities and LGIS has developed a suite of workshops to address common issues within local governments.

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Bouncing back: how to cope with challenges

This workshop aims to enhance emotional and cognitive resilience. Participants will learn strategies that will help them to face adversity and to respond effectively during challenging times.

Managing difficult behaviours in the workplace

Workplaces can present challenging behaviours from both internal and external sources. This workshop will boost participant’s knowledge and self-assurance in managing challenging behaviours.

Psychosocial hazards in the workplace

Psychosocial hazards are aspects in the design, delivery and management of work that increases the risks of work related stress. Participants will learn the tools to control the risks associated with psychosocial hazards.

Mental health and you

Improve participants’ understanding and reduce stigma around mental health. Acceptance of mental health in the workplace not only improves the well-being of workers but reduces the likelihood of a psychological injury.

Book a workshop

For more information or to book a workshop for your team contact the LGIS People Risk Team at [email protected] or talk to your regional risk coordinator.

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