Category five – Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative
Easternwell specialises in providing drilling, well servicing and camp management services to the mining, minerals, oil and gas industries. Its workforce is diverse and is mainly fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) employees.
Easternwell developed the 'Live Well Program', to improve its FIFO employee's health and wellbeing. The program included a dietitian who created nutritional guidelines for remote camps and then introduced menu planning, with fresh food prepared by qualified on-site chefs.
It is a well-researched program that has full executive commitment and includes activities across the wellbeing spectrum covering mental health, physical activity, nutrition and general health and financial support.
Easternwell has noticed the benefits of incorporating a holistic approach with the health program. Engagement levels with office staff are high and improving with field staff. More and more employees are choosing to participate in one of the programs.