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David Paddon

DMIRS OSH & Wellbeing Expos 2017

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Throughout an exciting week in October, The 2017 OSH and Wellbeing Expos wrapped up at 140 William after previously making stops at Mineral House and Cannington.

Overall, the events were a huge success with more than 300 DMIRS employees attending. The feedback from staff, leaders and managers in attendance has been outstanding. The first ever Mineral House expo especially received rave reviews from those in attendance.

Throughout the week DMIRS employees were able to access an amazing array of health and wellbeing stalls and activities, sample some fantastic healthy food and drinks, and fill a goodie bag with information about their personal health and wellbeing.

From a 'Your Move' perspective there was a lot on offer for DMIRS employees. Attendees were able to participate in the 'Step Up Sprint' competition to see how many step ups they could complete in 30 seconds, and they were also able to jump on the Smoothie Bike and use their pedal power to create a delicious snack! We also had local gym providers and the research team from Livelighter to help encourage healthy eating and exercise habits.

It was a fantastic week of events and we're very excited to share some photos below.

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David Paddon

Ride2Work Day Competition Winners

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Three lucky winners picked up a 'Your Move' back pack and free coffee as part of the DMIRS Ride2Work Day competition yesterday. To celebrate the launch of the new bike storage facilities at our Cannington office we encouraged people to ride in with a poster campaign on our noticeboards. To enter the competition, we asked cyclists to send through a picture of their bike in the new facilities on Ride2Work Day. From the entries received our winners were Jan, Karen and Barry (pictures above). Special thanks to Barry for bringing in the City of Canning e-bike for us to have a look at

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David Paddon

DMIRS Step Challenge Launches in Style

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The DMIRS 2017 Step Challenge is underway today! Official opening ceremonies were held last week across three DMIRS locations, as pedometers were distributed along with a healthy morning tea (pics above)! DMIRS has officially broken last year's participation record, with 300 staff members signing up to take part in the 2017 Step Challenge. 60 teams will battle it out over the next six weeks as participants make their way around a virtual map of Tasmania. With prizes, bragging rights and individual challenges along the way, there's plenty to play for. Participants are provided with a pedometer to track their steps, which they are required to input daily. The target is 10,000 steps per day, but there's some likely types who will be pushing for much more than that. Stay tuned for more updates!

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David Paddon

New Bike Storage Facilities Launched

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As part of the 2017 renovations to our Cannington office, DMIRS staff now have access to some fantastic new bike storage facilities. With room for over 150 bikes, the new facilities are a significant upgrade on previous options. Features include bike service repair stand, pump station and lockers. Located close to showers and changeroom facilties its easier than ever for DMIRS employees to ride to work. The secure facilities require staff swipe card for entry and are available for staff to use now. An official launch will coincide with Ride2Work Day on October 18.

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