Everyone deserves the right to a safe workplace.

24 March 2021
We’ve helped WorkSafe Victoria deliver a campaign that ensures employers and workers know their health and safety rights at work.

Launching to coincide with Cultural Diversity Week, the integrated ‘Workplace Safety is our Common Language’ campaign delivers safety messages to workers and employers in 19 languages other than English.

The campaign achieves broad reach through a powerful combination of targeted message delivery in multiple languages and genuine engagement in multicultural communities throughout Victoria informed by research commissioned by WorkSafe and conducted by CultureVerse, (the diverse audience engagement arm of Think HQ).

The main media campaign will reach multicultural communities through radio, online, social and OOH, with targeted outdoor creative matched to reflect the language most spoken in specific geographic locations. This is the first time that this innovation has been implemented by QMS’ Impulse Network.

A still of one of the animated videos from the 'Workplace Safety is our Common Language' campaign
> Click to view the animated campaign videos 

Our team was responsible for creation of above and below the line assets from concept to creative execution, research, PR, event management, community consultation and engagement, and the utilisation of CultureVerse’s existing Multicultural Advisory Panel.

Managed all in house and through our NAATI accredited translator network, we translated layouts and recordings for hundreds of above and below the line assets into languages other than English. Along with also producing video case studies and animations in multiple languages, in-language media releases and managed the launch event with an online CALD panel for community leaders, business owners and workers from multicultural communities.

A still from the ‘Workplace Safety is our Common Language’ campaign video
> Click here to view the ‘Workplace Safety is our Common Language’ campaign video

“It is a privilege to work with a client like WorkSafe that recognises the importance of reaching all Victorians and that is taking the lead to make that happen. As an inclusive mainstream creative agency focused on social good, we are proud to have produced such an impactful piece of work that reaches many diverse audiences,” Think HQ Founder and Managing Director Jen Sharpe said.

WorkSafe Executive Director of Health and Safety Julie Nielsen said: “The campaign will make a meaningful difference in ensuring employers and workers understand their health and safety rights no matter what their cultural background or language.”

Campaign languages include Indonesian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Dari, Dinka, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

The campaign launched on Sunday 21 March. To access all the in language materials please visit: worksafe.vic.gov.au/languages


Social tiles for the ‘Workplace Safety is our Common Language’ campaign