Welshpool businesses given grants to make healthy workplace changes


Nick Ashbrook from HS Sales. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d478101
Nick Ashbrook from HS Sales. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d478101

TWO small manufacturing businesses in Welshpool were given grants of up to $1000 to get sit-stand work stations and other health-promoting items.

HS Sales and Pharmascope were among 12 small businesses in WA to receive grant.

HS Sales will purchase a bike and a sit-stand station, and will buy its own towels and wall hooks for the change room plus some kitchen equipment.

Pharmascope will add a fruit box service to its purchase of a sit-stand station and use the grant to also pay for a nutritional education session, while self-funding a small barbecue.

Healthier Workplace WA manager Emily Davey said the work environment was an important place to encourage healthy behaviour.

“Along with the health gains, short-to-medium term outcomes of a workplace health program include improved staff morale and engagement, team cohesiveness and increased individual work performance and productivity,” Ms Davey said.

HS Sales manager Amber Ashbrook said pool bike would encourage staff to ride to and from work, and ride when going down the road to the lunch bar.

Healthier Workplace WA is run by the Heart Foundation WA in partnership with Cancer Council WA.

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