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
- a well-funded health and safety plan;
- a reporting system with lead and lag indicators (including
- a hazards risk register that you actually review
- 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.