A healthier you

QBIC is aiming to help Queensland bus drivers improve their lifestyles with a new program

Queensland bus drivers are on their way to a healthier lifestyle after the Get on Board initiative was launched this month.

Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) launched the Get On Board - A Journey to a Healthier You initiative in March with a breakfast event held at Kangaroo Bus Lines, followed by a lunch event at Caboolture Bus Lines.

Executive Director David Tape says the association is delighted to announce it will be able to assist workers in the bus and coach industry to achieve their health goals in 2014.

QBIC is working with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on a Healthy Workers initiative as part of Queensland Workplaces for Wellness.

This is a joint Australian, State and Territory Government initiative under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health.

The Get on Board project will commence thanks to a grant from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s High-Risk Industry Work Health Funding Program. 

The project aims to help workers achieve better health by gaining management support to introduce healthy workplace initiatives.

This includes having a champion appointed in each workplace to facilitate a calendar of events and help mentor participating workers, and having participating workers identify their personal health goals in areas such as smoking, healthy eating and physical activity.

Celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo held cooking demonstrations to get the staff involved - showing everyone how easy it can be to prepare tasty and healthy meals.

Tape extended his appreciation and thanks to the management and staff at both operations for hosting the events.

MP for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg launched the initiative and MP for Morayfield Darren Grimwade for also attended the event. 

The program is free for all QBIC Member organisations and their employees. 

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