Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Health

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Further information

  • Book an Ergonomic Assessment

The University acknowledges the importance of good health to enable staff to be happy and productive.

UWA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace that supports staff to achieve optimal physical and psychological health.

Everyone can do something to improve their health, from becoming more active to quitting smoking or getting help with a stressful situation.

The provision of a pleasant and happy work environment is known to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of workers by promoting self-esteem, good mental health, social inclusion among colleagues and personal development. Work is known to be good for health and wellbeing. When the University works in collaboration with staff, it can not only influence the health of individuals but also the wellbeing and productivity of the working environment as a whole.

By adopting an integrated approach the University seeks to prevent sources of harm to health, improve participation in work for those with illness or disability and promote healthy life choices. The University fully recognises the relationship between work and health as an important factor in its continued success as an employer.

UWA staff can access a range of services and resources about prevention and management of injuries and common health issues.

A variety of health professionals can be accessed on campus or remotely and these pages provide links to a range of tips and ideas to help you to be happier and more productive.