Unity Training Services, a leading safety training organisation in WA, has announced a partnership with Australia’s CEO Challenge (ACEOC) to bring domestic violence workplace training to more WA organisations.
Erin Gisborne, former Training Manager, Unity Training Services and Jacque Lachmund, CEO of Australia's CEO Challenge and at the launch of our new partnership
ACEOC is a not-for-profit organisation with over 17 years’ experience working with businesses, of all sizes and from all sectors, to become more aware and responsive to DFV, ensuring greater support for staff directly impacted.
ACEOC’s DFV workplace training teaches managers, human resource professionals, union delegates and executives how to recognise the signs of DFV, how to respond appropriately and what support services are available, so they can refer correctly.
ACEOC’s clients include Rio Tinto, Aurizon, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and various state governments and local councils.
Ms Erin Gisborne, Training Manager, Unity Training Services said that the decision to partner with ACEOC will enable them to reach more businesses and individuals in WA to drive cultural change.
“Businesses play a critical role in recognising and responding to DFV and we know responding appropriately could change or even save a life,” said Ms Gisborne.
“The training will give workplaces the framework they need to recognise, respond and refer.
Through the partnership Unity Training Services will help ACEOC connect to key organisations, including government throughout WA who may not of otherwise known about the importance of DFV workplace training.
Jacque Lachmund, CEO of ACEOC, said the partnership with Unity Training Services is helping reach more Australians and cementing the importance of responding to DFV in the workplace.
“We’re really excited about this partnership because our aim is to make DFV training as common place as occupational health and safety training because ultimately DFV is a safety issue, costing Australian businesses $1.9 billion annually,” Ms. Lachmund said.
“People experiencing violence and those using violence are already in our workplaces – they are our co-workers, employees and customers.