A large proportion of our Labourpower family lives and works in areas deeply impacted by the ongoing pandemic. During this challenging time, the safety and well-being of our team are our top priority. We are always looking for better ways to work and leverage technology, and COVID safety is no exception.

That’s why we are happy to share Scarlett has a new role, and feedback from candidates is that she is making a meaningful difference!



Scarlett is gathering details and tracking vaccination status

We’re using technology to swiftly reach out and connect with our team to gather details around their vaccination status. Scarlett is helping us comply with NSW and QLD requirements to guarantee our candidates’ vaccination status meets the needs of our clients, particularly within LGAs of concern.

Of the 3,300+ candidates Scarlett has reached, 80% have had their 1st or 2nd shots. Excellent news for the safety and availability of our talent pool and our clients that need great people!

For our candidates that are not yet vaccinated, Scarlett records their intent to be vaccinated and timing so she can follow up. She also makes a note of candidates that do not plan to be vaccinated. This system helps ensure our information is current and only appropriate candidates are considered and placed within LGAs of concern.

Scarlett is helping our team focus on filling essential roles

Through her efficient admin and 24/7 availability, Scarlett is saving our recruitment team substantial working hours. She is freeing up our recruiters to focus on matching the best candidates to the right jobs. We have a strong demand for essential workers, especially in LGAs of concern, and Scarlett is helping us fill roles faster.




Leveraging technology to meet vaccination requirements quickly and accurately is just one of the ways we are doing our best to ensure the safety of our team, workplaces, and business continuity for our clients.

Rapid Antigen Testing

Many of our clients are taking a proactive approach to COVID safety by providing rapid antigen testing onsite. Going above and beyond to prevent positive cases in the workplace is helping to safeguard our community and minimises the risk of suspending operations.

We’re thankful to be working together with fantastic clients, doing their best to protect our candidates’ health and financial well-being.

COVID Safe Environments

Safety Goes 24/7 at Labourpower – which includes a collaborative approach to COVID safety within our business and close partnership with our clients and candidates. Our HR, WHS, branch and onsite teams work collectively to ensure:

  • Labourpower has an up-to-date COVID safety plan, reviewed regularly in line with evolving government guidelines and restrictions.
  • Each site is COVID compliant, and correct PPE is worn at all times.
  • We speak to every employee who reports feeling unwell or has come into contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID to assess potential risk. We communicate this information with our relevant client(s) immediately.
  • Every employee that requires testing provides negative results and is cleared by HR before returning to work to safeguard the health and well-being of our community across all sites.




Do you have any questions about current regulations or vaccine requirements? Would you like to discuss your concerns around working in a COVID safe environment with our team? If so, please be encouraged to reach out to your nearest Labourpower branch. Click here for a complete list of contact details.

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October each year is Safe Work Australia’s National Safe Work month. It’s a time to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for Australia.

The 2019 theme of ‘Be a Safety Champion’ highlighted that anyone can be a safety champion in the workplace.

National Safe Work month may be over, but it is vital for organisations to make workplace health and safety a priority all year round. 

We speak to Labourpower’s National Workplace Health and Safety Manager David Chernich about the importance of workplace health and safety (WHS) and why at Labourpower – Safety Goes 24/7.

Why is National Safe Work month important?

National Safe Work month helps raise awareness of workplace health and safety. It gives us an opportunity to highlight Labourpower’s commitment to safety, promote discussion about safety at work and remind everyone of the initiatives we have in place to ensure our team is safe all year round.

Today Labourpower fills over 19,000 casual worker jobs each week with over 970 clients nationally ranging from small independent workplaces to larger well-known brands. Creating a safe and healthy workplace is at the centre of everything we do so that our workers are safe 24/7.


With the variety of industries and workplaces Labourpower supplies to, there is always a risk that injuries may occur in the blink of an eye. Preventing workplace injuries, keeping workers safe at work and getting them back home safely is a priority for Labourpower and this is why our motto is ‘Safety Goes 24/7’.

A safer workforce is a healthier workforce. A healthier workforce is a safer workforce.


Why does Labourpower integrate safety with wellness?

Workplace safety and wellness programs have historically operated independently of each other. Today, there is increasing evidence to show that health improvements lead to safety improvements and safety improvements lead to health improvements.

By continuing with our efforts to integrate the activities of health protection and health promotion, Labourpower aims to create a safer, healthier and more productive workforce.


How have you supported this year’s National Safe Work theme “Be a Safety Champion”?

This year’s theme aimed to demonstrate that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work health and safety.

Everyone can support a safety culture at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.*

At Labourpower, we champion a number of initiatives throughout the month to raise awareness with our teams not only about the risks and hazards in the workplace but how to prevent harm. We also continue with our efforts to integrate health protection and health promotion activities.

Labourpower encourages all staff to strive to Be a Safety Champion at work. If you have any concerns or suggestions to help increase safety in your workplace, speak to your Account Manager or Labourpower WHS.


#safety champion #safeworkmonth




Safety Goes 24/7 at Labourpower and we make it a priority to put the right workplace health and safety measures in place so that all staff can stay safe and well at work.
One of the ways we achieve this is by providing regular on-site Toolbox Talks on a whole range of preventative topics as well as delivering tailored workplace health and safety sessions in response to any issue that may arise in the workplace.

What is a Toolbox Talk?
A Toolbox Talk is another term for a safety meeting, often held with your co-workers at the start (or during) your shift or in response to particular safety concerns in the workplace.
Toolbox Talks are a practical way to remind us that health and safety is an important part of every working day and are particularly valuable for highlighting any changes to systems or known issues.

5 Benefits of Toolbox Talks
We believe that a safer workforce is a healthier workforce, and a healthier workforce is a safer workforce. Here are just some of the reasons why holding regular Toolbox Talks is important to keeping you and your colleagues safe all year round.

1. Increases Safety Awareness
There is always a risk that injuries in the workplace may occur in the blink of an eye, but regular Toolbox Talks can help increase awareness and get everyone on the same page when it comes to thinking about safety and carrying out safe work practices (or a change in process or machinery).

2. Keeps Everyone Alert
Workplace hazards can change at any time, but through regular Toolbox Talks team members can be kept up-to-date about any new risks as they arise including any new safety measures that you need to follow to keep you safe.

3. Reduces Workplace Injuries
Taking part in regular Toolbox Talks ensures that safety is top of mind. This helps to reduce the number of workplace injuries, keep workers safe at work and get them back home safely each day.

4. Refreshes Safety Knowledge
When people get busy at work it can be easy to overlook some of the health and safety measures in place. Toolbox Talks are like short bursts of training that recap the day-to-day safety procedures that need to be followed at all times.

5. Promotes Team Communication
Toolbox Talks are not just about raising awareness of the specific safety issues you need to be across. They also give you a chance to raise any health and safety concerns with your supervisors as well as address any gaps in your safety knowledge.

Safety Goes 24/7
No matter what your job or where you work, Toolbox Talks are important to keeping you safe and well.
Don’t miss Toolbox Tuesdays on the Labourpower Facebook page where you’ll find useful tips to help reduce your risk of injury at work and keep safety top of mind.
#Toolbox Tuesdays #Labourpower

If you have any concerns or suggestions to help increase safety in your workplace, speak to your Labourpower Account Manager or Labourpower WHS.