New South Wales Police Forces commitment to realising the health benefits of good work

The NSW Police Force proudly endorses the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW). The HBGW is an initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP ) & AOFEM define good work as:

"Good work is engaging, fair, respectful and balances job demands, autonomy and job security. Good work accepts the importance of culture and traditional beliefs. It is characterised by safe and healthy work practices and it strikes a balance between the interests of individuals, employers and society. It requires effective change management, clear and realistic performance indicators, matches the work to the individual and uses transparent productivity metrics ."

As a signatory to the Consensus Statement the NSW Police Force has committed to actively implement the Charter of Principles.

The NSW Police Force recognises that good work has a positive effect on the physical and mental health of employees and pledges to uphold the fundamental principles of the Consensus Statement through consultation, collaboration and cooperation between a broad range of participants. Deputy Commissioner Malcolm Lanyon acknowledged this endorsement, stating we recognise the need to endorse the benefits of good work and are committed to ensuring our employees are provided safe and healthy workplaces in which they are able to operate whilst remaining resilient and therefore capable of delivering a safer NSW".

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Health Benefits of Good Work