2010 IF Day

Date: 
Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 10:00
Category: 
Industry news

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HAPPY IF DAY! What's your workplace doing to get involved?

Congratulations to all workplaces who obtained an IF Day Kit and supporting KIDS Foundation in its delivery of Injury Prevention and Injury Recovery Programs nationally.

Schools and workplaces across Australia are today celebrating IF Day – Injury Free Day. With the purchase of your kit you are halfway towards building your own injury free environment.

Working in conjunction with the Safety Institute of Australia and with the financial support of Protector Alsafe and the Alcoa Foundation, IF Day is all about:

•    Looking out for your mates
•    Knowing your limits
•    Using your common sense

Today is the day we look out for ourselves and our mates and ensure that everyone gets home from school and work just as healthy and free of injury as when they arrived.

So to highlight your commitment to safety why not organise a sausage sizzle or morning tea and make a gold coin donation to KIDS Foundation.

You will find further information and ideas for IF Day and to view the winning online video entry (congratulations to Australian Paper) visit www.ifday.com.au

Once again thank you for your support.
 

ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL IF DAY!! It's not too late to still get involved.

On Friday, 29th October, workplaces across Australia will be taking part in IF Day – Injury Free Day.

It’s a day to look out for yourself and your mates, ensuring that everyone gets home from work just as healthy and free of injury as when they arrived.

Since 1993, the KIDS Foundation has worked in the areas of injury prevention education and injury recovery.

Working in conjunction with the Safety Institute of Australia Ltd, and with the financial support of Protector Alsafe and the Alcoa Foundation, IF Day is about:

  • Looking out for your mates
  • Knowing your limits
  • Using your common sense

Take a look at the IF Day website and see how you can get involved www.ifday.com.au

As part of Safe Work Australia Week, the KIDS Foundation, organiser of IF Day (Injury Free Day), has been named as a Safety Ambassador for 2010.

All proceeds raised from the sale of IF Day kits ($150 small & $300 large) will go towards research and delivery of the KIDS Foundation’s unique community-based, safety education programs, where kids learn from an early age about the importance of staying safe.  You can purchase a kit –  or organise a sausage sizzle – or make a gold coin donation, whatever it takes to get your workmates involved and remind them of how important it is to remain Injury Free.

For further information – or to arrange an interview or photo opportunity, please contact:

Marianne Collopy
Media & Communications Manager
KIDS Foundation
0414 599 672 marianne@kidsfoundation.org.au
 

SIA proudly announces its involvement with IF Day

09 September 2010

Imagine the difference IF everyday was Injury Free?

The Safety Institute of Australia Ltd. (SIA) is proud to announce its involvement with the KIDS Foundation in the lead up to Injury Free Day (IF Day) on October 29, 2010.

IF Day encourages Australian workplaces to take a proactive approach to Safety both in the workplace and at home, spreading the IF Day message:

Safety is: Looking out for your mates
Safety is: Knowing your limits
Safety is: Common sense

“IF Day is the perfect way for workplaces to be actively involved in Safe Work Australia week. It is a fun, engaging and relevant way to not only focus on workplace safety but to raise funds for the KIDS Foundation”, said Nick Clare, General Manager KIDS Foundation.

We are thrilled to have the support of the Safety Institute of Australia Ltd. as a key strategic partner of IF Day 2010, as well as Protector Alsafe as our presenting sponsor.  Together we hope to make this IF Day the biggest and best yet.”

Last year in Australia, there were more than 175 ‘notified’ work-related fatalities and over 131,000 serious workers’ compensated claims related to work injury or illness. Injury costs workplaces millions of dollars in lost productivity annually, not to mention the emotional toll it places on an injured worker’s family, friends and colleagues.

Further highlighted in a recent survey, The Business of Safety, a joint initiative between the Australian Institute of Management (AIM VT) and the SIA, revealed that poor leadership and productivity concerns were impacting on the safety of our worksites. 

Gary Lawson-Smith, CEO Safety Institute of Australia Ltd. said, “IF Day provides a wonderful and timely opportunity for workplaces to get involved in this great initiative. The SIA has been a proud strategic partner of the KIDS Foundation since 2008, based upon an enabling category of ‘Youth – Injury Prevention’. Such a collaborative approach aims to assist workers and children throughout Australia to arrive home safely every day.”

How can your workplace get involved?
Workplaces can participate in several ways – an opportunity to purchase either a small IF Day kit ($100) or a large kit ($300) and take part in the online competition by registering on the IF Day website: www.ifday.com.au

Further information can be obtained via the IF Day website www.ifday.com.au

Wouldn’t it be great IF everyday was Injury Free?

-ENDS-

For more information please contact:

Kate Telfer, Marketing Communications on behalf of the SIA
Safety Institute of Australia
M: 0433 224 249
E: kate@sia.org.au

IF DAY is the culmination of the KIDS Foundation’s involvement in Safe Work Australia Week.  All proceeds raised from the sale of IF DAY kits will go towards research and delivery of the KIDS Foundation’s unique community-based safety education programs.