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Case Study
Constructing a
healthier workplace.

How Laing O’Rourke engineering and construction went from reactive to preventative to build a healthy workforce from the inside out.

12 year


Vitality Works and Laing O’Rourke have worked together since 2008.



relating to musculoskeletal injuries and incidents.



and a general uplift in energy reported amongst teams.

The Challenge

A Hazardous History

The construction industry is one of Australia’s most dangerous—accounting for 11% of serious workplace injury claims across the nation. With the success of their business based on people and teamwork, energy and innovation, Laing O’Rourke were in search of a new health and wellbeing partner to protect and empower their people to be their best.

The Opportunity

Reactive to Preventative

For Laing O’Rourke, Vitality Works’ industry-leading expertise and unique, preventative approach aligned with their ambition to provide world-class solutions that would maximise safety, productivity and quality in their workplace. The SafeSpine™ and Safe Mind programs brought mental and physical wellness together to build healthy people from inside out—breaking the stigma of discussing mental health and changing the workplace conversation forever.

The Outcome

“We Want To Do What LOR Does”

Injury claims have significantly reduced but just as importantly, the programs have enabled Laing O’Rourke’s people to thrive—they feel valued for “being given the chance to be their best”. Laing O’Rourke has become an industry health and wellbeing leader, with clients favouring their unique approach over competitors’.

“We start the day with a different conversation. It’s heightened our teams’ energy and kept productivity high—even during COVID”.

Tony PageLaing O'Rourke

smiling, happy looking worker in PPE

“Our unique model helps you build a safe, engaged and healthy workforce.”

Dr Sarah CurtisVitality Works, Head of Client Partnerships

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