All Woolworths buildings are designed within stringent health and safety guidelines and with employee and customer wellbeing as a primary consideration. Joint worker/management health and safety committees are in place. Prevention is an important aspect of Woolworths health and safety procedures and the company supports ongoing communication in the workplace, particularly around safe working practices in high-risk areas such as stores and the distribution centres.
Woolworths currently employs 14 occupational health practitioners to deliver a comprehensive occupational health and wellness programme which includes an employee assistance programme (EAP). This programme provides confidential counseling for personal or business crises as well as lifestyle counseling to employees to help them manage health-related issues.
Ongoing vigilance and a determination to put the safety of our staff and customers at the forefront of our stores’ security management process have been critical to containing crime during the year – armed robberies have, however, stayed the same as the previous year at 18. Fortunately no deaths or serious injuries were recorded.
|Injuries on duty||Number of injuries|
|July 2009 to June 2010||693|
|July 2008 to June 2009||551|
|July 2007 to June 2008||511|
|July 2006 to June 2007||751|
|July 2005 to June 2006||637|
|July 2004 to June 2005||687|