Hold your own event

Celebrate Safe Work Month in your workplace, industry or community by hosting your own event.

Register your health and safety event on our community and industry events calendar.

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Entries are now open and will close on Friday 28 September.

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Event ideas

Holding your own Safe Work Month event demonstrates your organisation is committed to improving work health and safety, and helps to build a positive safety culture.

It is an opportunity to:

  • encourage employees to speak up about safety concerns
  • provide an open forum for new ideas to help reduce injuries
  • talk with new employees and young workers about the importance of health and safety and workplace inductions
  • get together with your supply chain partners to consider how you can work together to achieve a safer and healthier workplace for all employees.
  • promote employee health and wellbeing.

Your event can be as big or small as you like, open to the public or to staff only.

Our Safe Work Month Event planning toolkit(PDF, 1701.93 KB) will get you started with event ideas, and guide you through planning and hosting your event.

2018 Industry and community Safe Work Month events

For inspiration on holding a safety event in your workplace or community in October, see how other Queensland workplaces are celebrating Safe Work Month.

MGI  South Qld Pty Ltd are implementing the 10,000 step challenge during October for all staff culminating in our Work Safe morning tea on Thursday 1st November. Winners for the most steps will be announced. Brisbane CityAdministrative and support services
Mt  Isa Water Board is holding a Safety morning tea during Safe Work Month on 23 October to highlight the importance of safety, watch an electrical safety DVD and discuss the risks we have in our work environment.31 Carbonate Street, Mt IsaElectricity gas water and waste services
Banana Shire Council has had a major change in the health and safety governance and this October they will hold six information session workshops titled 'It only takes a moment'. The new safety team will demonstrate inclusiveness to support the vision of making people comfortable in starting that initial conversation and introduce staff to a variety of information and safety programs. The safety team will engage with stakeholders from the grass root level to the most senior on a regular base. Biloela Central Office, Stores and Workshop, Taroom, Theodore and Moura Office Healthcare and social assistance
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) is holding some CQ Healthwise expos during Safe Work Month. CQHealthwise is the employee wellbeing program at CQHHS. The expos will include company representatives from various corporate partners, allied health professionals and the work, health and safety team; all promoting different aspects of wellbeing and the benefits available to CQHHS staff and other government departments. There will be lucky door prizes, competitions and other goodies available.

The three main expos are scheduled for 25 and 26 September and mini expos throughout Safe Work Month in October.
Various CQHHS locations Healthcare and social assistance
Community Connection are holding the Let's Keep It Safe Meeting on 11 October for staff to chat about the importance of safety, view safety videos on the big screen and do some puzzles over a cup of tea or coffee. Community Connection Office, Kirwan Administrative and Support Services
On 10 October, Construction Sciences are holding a safety conference for their safety contacts to improve the company safety culture, encourage people to spread the message throughout the company and cultivate new safety ideas with focus groups.
TBC Construction
Currumbin Community Special School is promoting health and wellbeing during Safe Work Month by holding training sessions for managing actual and potential aggression (MAPA), having a BBQ wellbeing lunch and holding yoga sessions for staff after school. Currumbin Community Special School Education and training
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning are scheduling a suite of events to celebrate Safe Work Month including a morning tea with a visiting Safety Advocate from the Office of Industrial Relations. Ergonomic assessments for staff. At desk massages from an external provider and a weekly email from their Deputy Director-General with a safety focus. Finishing up with some in-house sharing of work injuries and how to avoid them. Brisbane CBD Public Administration and Safety
During Safe Work Month, Goodstart - Junction Road are holding Zen Garden mental health lunch breaks. Each lunch break the staff of Goodstart Junction Road are being encouraged to relax and meditate to reduce stress in their work environment. Coffee and tea will be supplied Junction Road, Morningside Education and training
Grove Juice are holding a Safety morning tea during Safe Work Month to highlight the importance of safety.   Mansfield Manufacturing
On 3 October, Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital is holding a morning tea for staff to promote the 'A Moment Is All It Takes' campaign. Their goal is to improve team members' safety ownership and accountability and take our safety culture to the next level. Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital Healthcare and social assistance
Lifeline, Darling Downs and South West Qld Ltd are holding a Work Health and Safety BBQ to encourage staff discussion on their safety culture.   Toowoomba Healthcare and social assistance
Logan City Council are taking 'a moment' by holding information sessions for staff, focussing on mental health awareness. Guest speakers from Converge and in-house Health and Safety Program team speaking about incident reporting and injury management, risk assessment and heat stress. The council are promoting mental health awareness by asking staff to share their story and write an experience they have had with mental health or share a positive affirmation to those who may be suffering. There will be a photo competition for staff to submit photos on 'What is their moment for staying safe at work?’ A number of council business units worked together to hold a highly successful Safety Expo that featured stalls for internal and external business to promote safety ideas and services and to hold a mock Court proceeding. Logan City Central Administration Centre, Council Depots and Sports Centres Public Administration and Safety
Mackay Hospital and Health Services are holding a Health and Wellbeing Expo during Safe Work Month that will include information stalls, guest speakers and interactive sessions providing opportunities for staff to explore health, safety and wellbeing using a holistic framework incorporating physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, social wellbeing and financial wellbeing.   Mackay Healthcare and social assistance
To celebrate Safe Work Month, OHSMR Gladstone are holding an internal event on 10 October on 'How, What, When and Why' to register chemicals used and stored at work and discussion about toxicology of some topical chemicals e.g. dioxins, PFAS, PCBs, asbestos. The event is invitation only with RSVP due 30 Sept to Natalie Madden at maddenhse@gmail.com. CQU Gladstone Marina Campus, Leo Zussino Building, Studio, mezzanine floor
Public Administration and Safety
On 22 October, Paroo Regional Council is holding an information workshop - 'All it takes is one moment to change your life'. The workshop is a free event and open to the public, incorporating a series of talks by those who have been affected by an accident, not necessarily in the workplace. Talks will be given by accident survivors, families affected by an incident and emergency services who respond to incidents. For more information, visit: www.paroo.qld.gov.au Cunnamulla Shire Hall and Local Fire Station Public Administration and Safety
On 24 October, Prescare are having a Safe Work Month 'Safety Day' that will include massages, health checks and a healthy lunch for staff. Alexandra Gardens, Withers Street, Rockhampton Healthcare and social assistance
QPWS are holding a number of Safety Smoko morning teas during Safe Work Month for workers to discuss what it means to be safe in the workplace/home and how safety has affected their lives. Maroochydore and other areas Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Revolution Retail Pty Ltd are holding a team breakfast to launch their inaugural Safe Work Month on 2 October where they will discuss some recent initiatives as part of the IPAM program.   Brendale Construction

On 4 October, Sunstate Cement has a Safety Day planned for all employees, external shareholders and local WHSQ Inspectors. Staff can join the "Safety in Action" photo competition by submitting a photo of a safe activity/condition which will be judged on the Safety Day. Winners will receive a prize. All guests also receive a gift bag with various health/safety-related items and brochures. The activities/presentations for the day include:

  1. Taking Responsibility for Safety & the Hidden Impacts of Incidents - Anton Guinea
  2. Mental Health in the Workplace - Mindful Employer
  3. Drugs and Alcohol: Stats and effects - Drug Detection AU
  4. Safe Driving Simulator
  5. Tool Safety Demo
  6. Height Safety Demo
  7. Team Building Activity.

For further information, contact Kelly.o'brien@sunstatecement.com.au.

8 Bulk Terminals Drive,
Port of Brisbane
On 10 October Surf Stitch will host a Safe Work Month information session workshop including a healthy eating morning tea for staff at their Gold Coast warehouse. Surf Stitch Retail

On 24 October, Townsville Regional Council is holding 'A Moment for Safety' for their 1500 staff to celebrate National Safe Work Month.
Themes will include - It's a time:

  • to commit to building safer workplaces
  • to ensure our workplace is free from physical and psychological harm, where everyone has the right to do their job safely and free from harm
  • to commit to building safer workplaces to ensure our workplace is free from physical and psychological harm
  • where everyone has the right to do their job safely and free from harm.

It is also an opportunity to educate our staff on how we can

  • make our homes safer
  • keep our pets safe
  • stay safe on the roads
  • become financially safe
  • keep our health safe.

This event will enrich, expand and increase awareness around safety, health and wellbeing. Speeches and safety messages will be delivered by the Mayor, CR Jenny Hill, Townsville City Council CEO, Adele Young and our Chief Safety Officer, Sean Turner. Townsville City Council's new safety framework will also be revealed. There will be vendor exhibits, free catering and lucky door prizes.

Townsville Stadium, 40-48 Murray Lyons Crescent Annandale Public Administration and Safety
The Energy Network is holding a series of internal Safe Work Month events for staff - kicking off with a Safety meeting, focusing on hazard identification and "taking a moment" to think about hazards in the workplace. Training events - evaluation drill, warden training, general fire training, spill kit training. Finishing off with a presentation on work life balance and preventing burnout. 65 Wentworth Place, Banyo Electricity gas water and waste services
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services are holding three health and safety trade show and expo days at three of their hospitals from 11am until 2.30pm.
  1. Hervey Bay Hospital on 10 October
  2. Maryborough Hospital on 11 October
  3. Bundaberg Hospital on 17 October
Healthcare and social assistance

Last updated
14 May 2019