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IS HEALTH AND SAFETY INGRAINED IN YOUR WORKPLACE CULTURE?

There was an interesting article in the NBR recently written by the chair of Worksafe on what Directors' responsibilities will be under the new health and safety legislation. The message is to ignore the scaremongers and focus on getting safety embedded in your workplace's culture.

In a nutshell, Directors will be required to have:

  • a well-funded health and safety plan;
  • a reporting system with lead and lag indicators (including benchmarks);
  • a hazards risk register that you actually review regularly;
  • regular independent audits and surveys of staff.

Health and safety is no longer an add-on at the end of meetings and informal chats with staff won't cut it.  There needs to be a clear commitment to health and safety from the top down.

Read the full article below.

Worksafe Chair Nbr Article

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