Pacvac recognised by Cancer Council WA for health and wellbeing program

Pacvac has installed stand-up desks as part of its workplace health and wellbeing program.
Pacvac has installed stand-up desks as part of its workplace health and wellbeing program.

A KEWDALE business that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners has been acknowledged for its innovative focus on staff wellbeing.

Pacvac received Bronze recognition from Cancer Council WA’s Healthier Workplace WA program for implementing stand-up desks, healthy eating and physical activities initiatives and offering staff three wellbeing days per financial year at the cost of the business.

The family-run business was founded in Perth in 1978 and the cleaning products it designs and manufactures are sold internationally and domestically.

General manager Tylyn Binckes said they started a workplace health and wellbeing program six months ago.

She said healthy eating practices had changed with catering for staff events including healthy, vegan and vegetarian options, additional filtered water stations were installed and decent kitchen facilities encouraged staff to bring their own lunch and move away from their desks.

Pacvac staff have also taken part in Plant a Tree Day and Walk to Work Day, participated in the Run for Reason and started a social netball team.

For more information, visit www.healthierworkplacewa.com.au.