A positive safety culture

Encouraging a Positive Safety Culture

Deloitte’s recently issued their second annual Health and Safety Leadership Survey of New Zealand Companies.  In it 90% of Kiwi CEO’s think their health and safety risks are effectively managed but there are 3 key areas that needed improvement: risk management, worker engagement and contractor management. Lead by example Build trust and respect Communicate clearly Involve everyone … Continue reading “Encouraging a Positive Safety Culture”

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Remote house

Safety Solutions for Remote Locations

It is the holiday season and you may be looking forward to that break away somewhere remote where work can’t get hold of you. New Zealand’s landscape is diverse, with may parts considered rugged, remote and sparsely populated. Great for a holiday destination but sometimes things need to be built in these environments and people need to … Continue reading “Safety Solutions for Remote Locations”

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Safety document

Good Safety Doesn’t Need More Paperwork

Most companies have assumed that new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 is a tedious compliance exercise involving increased amounts of paperwork.   However it is about being responsible for the health and safety of everyone at risk from a company’s work including its workers, customers, visitors, or the general public.  It does involve paperwork but is … Continue reading “Good Safety Doesn’t Need More Paperwork”

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How are we doing? Actively monitoring your safety

In the previous blog we looked at the first two steps of Worksafe New Zealand‘s risk management framework and how your smartphone could be the next big risk management tool. In this blog we will discuss how to actively monitor your safety procedures and how to review them so that the health and safety of your team is … Continue reading “How are we doing? Actively monitoring your safety”

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Your smartphone – a new tool for risk management

A change in legislation in April 2016 means new Health and Safety responsibilities for everyone in the workplace. The new law is aimed at reducing the number of serious work-related injuries and deaths in New Zealand.  The government wants this legislation to ensure that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.  The introduction … Continue reading “Your smartphone – a new tool for risk management”

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