The Coca-Cola Amatil Northmead site is a great example of how the simple things in safety can lead to great results.
Coca-Cola Amatil is one of the largest bottlers and distributors of non-alcoholic and alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia Pacific, and one of the world’s larger bottlers of the Coca-Cola Company range.
Its Northmead site hosted ‘Safety Week’ to promote, engage and inspire staff in the Amatil Health, Safety and Wellbeing Journey. Its initiative has spanned further than National Safe Work Month and has become an integral part of its workplace safety culture.
The calendar of activities was developed by the company’s Safety Ambassadors and was based on safety topics relevant to each team.
Each day of Amatil’s very own Safety Week focussed on a different topic – driver safety, emergency response, physical health and mental health. Activities also included discussions with expert presenters, training and practical activities, driver simulation, radar gun test, and a wrap-up lunch.
Pictured: Team member taking part in a driver simulation activity.
Employees were issued with Safety Week Passport to track which activities they had been involved in, and those with full attendance received a lunch cooler at the wrap-up lunch.
The premium driver safety training was very popular, taking the teams through some common driving rule misconceptions, followed by a driver simulator to practice.
Pictured: Workers undertaking driver safety training and a radar gun test.
Safety Week was promoted via social media, staff emails and the Amatil learning management system. The local leadership team endorses the event each year as a key activity. Their initiative aligns with the Amatil Behavioural Based Safety Culture and is an ongoing initiative at the Northmead site, running since 2015.
Pictured: The Northmead site Work Health and Safety team responsible for implementing the Safety Week program with SWA's Amanda Grey and Amanda Johnston.
The Amatil workplace – offices and warehouse – displays safety messaging throughout, further enforcing the strong and positive safety culture within.
Pictured: Safety messaging displayed in all ares of the worksite, including on workstations and uniforms.
We look forward to seeing how the Northmead site continues to demonstrate its strong safety culture!
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