How does Innovation and Health and Safety Work?
SafePlus launches new Performance Improvement Tool
WorkSafe now has a Cheif Advisor Innovation who is tasked with looking at ways to improve the performance of H&S in New Zealand Workplaces.
Innovation, really… that doesn’t sound like the remit of a Government Regulator. I talked to the team at WorkSafe and managed to get hold of the guy that got the Job, Daniel Hummerdal and talk to him about what this Innovation thing was really about.
2018-2028 Health and Safety at Work Strategy
WorkSafe, ACC and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have all had input into the creation of SafePlus which is all about helping business get a handle on how well they’re performing in relation to Health and Safety in their business. We’re not talking about form filling or audits here (so I found out).
I caught up with Jennie from WorkSafe mainly to work what this was all about, if it was big brother keeping an eye on us, or was it really a way to see how a business could make things safer? (SPOILER - turns out it really is about making things safer)
Around The Block
We sat down with Iain Lees-Galloway - Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety - and asked him all about the new health and safety at work strategy and what that means for businesses across New Zealand.
What are Safety Plans all about?
Worksafe and ACC have put their heads together and created a cool little interactive website called AROUND THE BLOCK
Are there risks working in an office?
5 questions to ask yourself when making a Safety Plan
Who knew running a simple Hazard Hunt could do so good!
In the final part of our "Risks" series we look at the unsuspecting office space...ok, generally it's not that risky if you work in an office BUT there are a few common things to watch out for...
Managing risks in 3 easy steps
We visit Cherrie who coordinates PeopleSafe at Toyota and find out how they are changing the health and safety culture of a whole warehouse of workers.
Why working together is so important. IceBreaker Classic!
Managing the risks in your workplace doesn't have to be overwhelming and scary! Here are 3 easy steps to get you on your way.
Risks that go boof, boof, ka-ching!!
Get involved because we’re all responsible to keep ourselves and our workmates safe
Are you doing everything Reasonably Practicable?
We take a look at a second video from the WorkSafe NZ "Icebreaker" series which is all about what to do when things go boof, boof, ka-ching!
Hazards and Risks - What's the difference? (& who cares!)
What does it even mean? Why should you care, and is it different between a BIG and a SMALL business?
We have all heard of hazards and risks, but do we know the difference between them. Some Health and Safety people will have you believe that it's super important to know the difference because somehow they are different. At PeopleSafe we think the difference between them doesn't really matter at all...