Ruahine Kindergartens, Alison & Marie

PeopleSafe’s taken the fear out of Health and Safety and now we’re in a much better place. Everything seems so simple and straightforward. We love it.
— Alison Rudzki & Marie Willis, General Manager & Senior Human Resources Advisor, Ruahine Kindergartens

“PeopleSafe’s taken the fear out of Health and Safety and now we’re in a much better place. Everything seems so simple and straightforward. We love it.”

Alison and Marie are from Ruahine Kindergartens, a not-for-profit association that’s been going 75 years looking out for kindergarten staff. “Health and Safety was one area we really hadn’t tackled. It was all about the paperwork and form filling. There’s a huge amount of legislation around kindergartens and ECE anyway so already it’s a massive bureaucracy; forms galore. And although we’re not a high-risk industry kindergartens can really be quite dangerous places. We’ve got little people who kick, bite, and everything below the level. Lots of freaky weird things happen.”

“Our people used to fill out a paper form that we had to change numerous times because we never got the information we were after. Then email, fax or even post it. We wouldn’t actually get it till three weeks after the accident. As you can imagine it was a nightmare trying to look at trends or figure out what was actually going on. So moving to PeopleSafe has allowed us to obviously catch a lot more information and get it to us quicker. People love the language and how easy and friendly it is, and they’re actually using Tell Your Story and they are going into quite in-depth detail. Then for us it’s instant and we can see what’s really going on.
So simple.”