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Michele Gets a Lift Up

The installation of a chair lift at a Call Centre in Manjimup has improved the working life of employee Michele Steele. Michele and the Centre’s Senior Manager Maria Vellios approached Forrest Personnel in Manjimup about assistance with workplace modifications. Mrs Vellios said the steps at the workplace were a challenge and were jeopardising Michele’s job as it was difficult for Michele to climb the stairs safely. Through the Job in Jeopardy program, Forrest Personnel organised the installation of a chair lift, as well as hand rails in the bathroom and an ergonomic chair and footrest.

Michele said “The chair lift has made coming to work a lot better as it was a struggle walking up the steps, but the chair has made it safer and it has made my employment at the Centre more viable”.