Signage Safety Matters – Activities Planned for October

October is National Safe Work Month [NSWM]—a time to commit to building a safe & healthy workplace. Every year Signs & Lines uses the month of October as a major focus on signage safety matters – with a number of initiatives designed to reinforce the importance of safety to all our team.

The overarching theme for NSWM 2023 is:-

for everyone’s safety, work safely

This theme encourages everyone to make health and safety in the workplace a priority.

Our Safety Reps [shown on the right] have been hard at work putting together a programme of activities to support safety. So during the month of October we’ll have a few extra ‘safety orientated’ activities, checks and events to focus the whole team on working together to keep all our works safe. We’ll also embrace other international safety related campaigns during the month. Our overarching 2.0 EHS Policy will be re-issued – as it is annually – to ensure that everyone signs up to be on board with safety. The focus areas for each week are shown below:

Week 1 Focus

Working together to create an action packed first week, we completed the following actvities in Week 1:-

  • Monday 2nd Oct – Safety newsletter with outline of the month’s activities and focus areas. Workshop OSH checks – Safety Reps review of all areas.
  • Wednesday 4th Oct – Installer Toolbox meeting – focus on SWMS, Dial Before You Dig, ipad use & installation fixings management. In factory use of SWMS for large scale sign movements/hiabs/gantry etc. We focused on SWMS being key to how we manage risks & hazards in-house & on-site. Installers are reminded that they need to be reviewed, amended and signed onto – every time – every day. Safety Reps meeting held.
  • Thursday 5th Oct – All of Company/Toolbox meeting will focus on important safety reminders for all staff. Includes a number of important checks and balances that need to do every year and a staff Safety Quiz!
  • Friday 6th Oct – Installation Audit and SWMS usage review to check for compliance.
Week 2 Focus

Looking ahead to week 2, we’ll be co-ordinating our activities with WA Mental Health Week which runs from 7th – 15th October. This is scheduled around World Mental Health Day on 10th October. The theme for this year is:-

Mental health is a universal human right

Now more than ever we know it’s important to look after ourselves by focusing on our body, mind and environment. How these 3 things intersect is essential to overall wellbeing. Physical health – both inside of us and in the world around us – has a major impact on our mental health. The nutrition we consume, movement of our bodies, the health of the planet, our work places and housing all have a part to play in building healthy communities and people. Be kind to yourselves & others. #WorldMentalHealthDay.

On Tuesday 10th October we’ll acknowledge World Mental Health Day 2023. This is an opportunity for people and communities – such as Signs & Lines – to unite behind the theme “Mental health is a universal human right” - to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right

Mid week we’ll have our monthly ‘fruit day’ to encourage all staff to consider healthy eating habits.

Stay Tuned

Over weeks 3 and 4 we have plenty of different signage safety matters to come. Stay tuned – we’ll be updating this information shortly.

Below: some pictures of our team in the recent Toolbox and sharing some fun moments too. All good for our mental health and showing that teamwork doesnt always have to be serious. What fun we had!


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