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ACTIVE GEELONG ACTIVE WORKPLACES AWARDS

Active Geelong are pleased to launch the inaugural ‘Active Geelong Active Workplaces Awards’ for 2022.

Workplaces can support their staff to be physically active by creating an environment and culture that enables physical activity and reduces sedentary behaviour.

In the new ‘hybrid’ environment workplaces find themselves in as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to approach workplace physical activity strategies in an innovative, holistic and personalised way.

Physical activity reduces the risk of serious chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Regular physical activity improves blood pressure, cholesterol and cardiovascular fitness and improves mental health.

The following awards are based on the Healthy Workplaces Achievement Program – Physical Activity Benchmarks

Active Geelong invites workplaces in the region to nominate for the following awards:

Active Geelong Active Workplaces Awards’ for 2022 criteria here

GOLD Award

Active Geelong 2022 Active Workplace of the Year

 

The ‘top gong’ and most prestigious award for the 2022 Active Geelong Active Workplace of the Year. This award will go to the workplace that best demonstrates a commitment to all areas of physical activity within the workplace including:

  • Active Culture
  • Active Physical Environment
  • Active Opportunities
  • Active Community Connections
NOMINATE YOUR WORKPLACE

SILVER Award

Active Geelong 2022 Active Workplace Award – Active Culture

 

Awarding a workplace that promotes physical activity through supportive leadership and employee participation and clearly demonstrate some of the following:

  • Policies and procedures that support physical activity, active travel and reduced sitting time
  • Physical activity is actively encouraged and supported by senior management 
  • Physical activity information and policies are included in employee inductions
  • Employee and leadership are jointly involved in supporting physical activity in the workplace
NOMINATE YOUR WORKPLACE

SILVER Award

Active Geelong 2022 Active Workplace Award – Active Physical Environment

 

Awarding a workplace that supports physical activity for their employees before, during and after work and can clearly demonstrate some of the following:

  • Promotion of public transport, cycling and walking routes near the workplace
  • Provide facilities that promote active travel to work 
  • Employees are aware of minimum required breaks and are encouraged to take them 
  • Promotion of shade, sun protection and support for outdoor activities
  • Well maintained physical environment supportive of physical activity (example stairs are maintained, standing desk, on-site exercise classes or activities
NOMINATE YOUR WORKPLACE

SILVER Award

Active Geelong 2022 Active Workplace Award – Active Opportunities

 

Awarding a workplace that provides resources, support, and information to encourage increased physical activity and can clearly demonstrate some of the following:

  • Provision of information and education around the benefits of physical activity and the increased risk of health conditions 
  • Provide and promote information about opportunities to be physically active in or near the workplace 
NOMINATE YOUR WORKPLACE

SILVER Award

Active Geelong 2022 Active Workplace Award – Active Community Connections

 

Awarding a workplace that engages with the wider community to support and participate in physical activity and active travel initiatives and can clearly demonstrate some of the following:

  • Actively promote and participate in community initiatives that encourage physical activity 
  • Encourage workplace teams to participate in organised sport and physical activity opportunities in the local area
  • Use and promote local parks, open spaces, recreation and community activities to encourage physical activity by our employees 
NOMINATE YOUR WORKPLACE

Active Geelong Active Workplaces Awards’ for 2022 criteria here

ACTIVE GEELONG ACTIVE WORKPLACES AWARD TIMELINE

 

14 July 2022 – Launch of the Active Geelong Active Workplaces Awards 

14 July – 4 November  2022 – Active Geelong Active Workplaces Award Portal OPEN 

4 November 2022 – Applications close

7 – 11 November 2022 – Award Selection Committee decides winners

14 – 25 November 2022 – Award Presentations