Be healthy, be safe, be well framework
The Be healthy, be safe, be well framework (the framework) provides an integrated and proactive approach to health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W) across the Queensland public sector.
- articulates a shared vision and leadership commitment to HS&W
- informs the development of evidence-based preventive programs and practices tailored to agency needs
- strengthens accountability through annual whole-of-sector reporting focused on better health, reduced injuries and illness, improved recovery and improved workplace cultures
- lifts the maturity of the sector to deliver better HS&W outcomes.
We are committed to creating healthy and safe workplaces where employees can thrive and delivering on the Government's Advancing Queensland Priority of Keep Queenslanders Healthy. This occurs through combined efforts that target Healthy Minds, Active Living and Healthy Eating.
- Be healthy, be safe, be well framework (PDF, 5.31 MB)
- Be healthy, be safe, be well framework summary (PDF, 1.21 MB)
- Be healthy, be safe, be well framework introduction presentation (PPTX, 5.05 MB)
- Key responsibilities and accountabilities for organisations, managers and employees (DOCX, 92 KB).
- Be healthy, be safe, be well framework email signature banner (PNG, 1.06 MB)
Role and responsibilities
The Leadership Board, with the support of the Strategic Workforce Council, will:
- champion HS&W as a business priority
- track the progress of the framework and whole-of-sector initiatives
- review the framework to ensure it remains relevant.
Senior executives and managers will work to align agency strategies, plans and initiatives to the framework, and develop internal capability to meet future requirements.
Public Service Commission
The Public Service Commission will:
- support the Strategic Workforce Council's work on whole-of-sector initiatives
- support the framework's implementation, including producing the whole-of-sector workforce indicator report
- champion whole-of-sector improvements emerging from performance reporting.
Whole-of-sector performance report
The Leadership Board will receive an annual whole-of-sector HS&W workforce indicator report to monitor progress against the following HS&W outcomes:
- better health
- reduced frequency and severity of injuries and illness
- improved recovery
- improved workplace culture
- increased organisational maturity.
Six principles guide whole-of-sector reporting:
- Be outcome oriented.
- Be relevant and inform the Leadership Board decision making and be useful in SES performance agreements.
- Use valid and meaningful data and information.
- Be practical and use existing data sources.
- Use a mixture of lead and lag indicators.
- Use agency organisational-level reporting for internal purposes.
Organisational maturity matrix
The framework recognises that agencies are at different stages of maturity in addressing HS&W. Agencies will need to tailor their response to the framework based on their specific risk profiles, resources and business context.
- Organisational HS&W maturity matrix (PDF, 138 KB) to help assess your agency's HS&W maturity
- HS&W organisational maturity matrix self-assessment template (XLSX, 111 KB) to capture results of your agency self-assessments.
- Work Health and Safety Act 2011
- Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011
- Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015
- Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003
- Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2013
- Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015
- Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
- Disability Services Act 2006
- Disability Services Act 1992
- Public Service Act 2008
- Industrial Relations Act 1999
- Public Sector Ethics Act 1994
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- Race Discrimination Act 1975
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984
- Affirmative Action (Equal Employment Opportunity for Women) Act 1986