The health and wellbeing of members of the South Australia Police are at the heart of a new IT project aimed at cutting preventable disease and maintaining a healthy work / life balance among staff.
The Health and Wellbeing Project will include an online self-reporting health risk assessment service to identify health issues and encourage staff to seek professional health advice.
South Australia Police expects that half of its 5500 personnel will take up the option of conducting an online health assessment.
It further expects that around half of the 2750 staff participants will extend the health assessment service to their family members for private use.
The project is also considering scope for later add-on modules including “wellness assessments” and self management interactive programs.
The service will also provide South Australia Police with an overview of the health of its organisation through a number of different reports.
These include the identification of health and wellbeing trends against population median results, breakdown of results by age, gender and location, and an overall report on the health status of the organisation.
In April South Australia Police said it would roll out 300 ‘electronic control devices’, more commonly known as Tazers, over the next three years.