The DM Roads Fit4Life Program has been recognised at the 2020 Civil Contractors Federation SA Annual Awards in the Healthy Workers Healthy Futures Category.

SA Contracts Manager Tim Stanford accepted the award on behalf of the team at a ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday.

The Fit4Life program teaches participants about the importance of maintaining their physical and mental health, particularly when living or working in regional areas.

The program was rolled out over a 12-month period to DM Roads’ employees based at our Loxton, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Port Pirie depots in South Australia.

Facilitated by R&R Corporate Health, the workshops encouraged participants to think about how they eat, sleep and work.

Director of R&R Corporate Health, Matthew Beechey, said that the program helped employees by building awareness and skills to effectively manage their mental health and fitness.

“The ultimate goal is that sustained employee/team wellbeing will greatly assist DM Roads SA to achieve optimal performance and safety outcomes,” Mr Beechey said.

Following the completion of the program, participants provided positive feedback about its impact, with some reporting that they had been motivated to make small but significant lifestyle changes.

Tim Stanford said he was excited to roll out the program across the South Australian business.

“We are really looking forward to working with R&R over the coming months to build on the success of the initial program roll-out with the aim of delivering it to crews based across all our depots.”