& SA F E T Y AT WO
WorkSafe Health, Safety
and Wellbeing Policy
Nothing is more important than
– Empowerment – we will give our people the tools and
responsibility for making the business safer, healthier
and more productive.
We are committed to creating a work environment that
– Care and empathy – we will show care and empathy
supports and grows our people and enables them to go
by actively engaging with and supporting our people
home healthy and safe.
including providing care for our people when they are
As a caring employer it is critical that we are best
harmed or unwell.
in class when it comes to our internal health, safety
and wellbeing. We aspire to be an organisation which
Engagement and Participation
is great in NZ and also on a global scale.
Empowering and supporting our people to be
We want to build a workplace environment that
successful is our goal. In order to achieve this we will:
encourages and supports our people to take
– Actively engage people in the identification,
responsibility for their own health, safety and wellbeing
management, development and implementation
as well as supporting the health, safety and wellbeing
of health, safety and wellbeing initiatives.
of others they are working and engaging with.
– Ensure meaningful consultation and engagement
occurs across our organisation at all levels
– Create a culture where looking after your fellow
At all levels, our leaders will demonstrate their
workers and reporting all incidents is the norm.
commitment to health, safety and wellbeing of
– Regularly evaluate engagement and participation
our people through the following:
to understand where further improvements can be
– Engagement – we will discuss, listen and promote
made to achieve our goals.
solutions to issues regarding people’s health, safety
– Retain and enhance our Health and Safety action
and wellbeing. We will seek out and promote
teams as forums to enable discussion on and ongoing
opportunities for people to be involved in forums that
management of health, safety and wellbeing issues
raise or celebrate health, safety and wellbeing issues
within our workplace.
– Resources – we will invest in health, safety and
wellbeing by committing the necessary resources
to strengthen our performance.
– Outcomes focussed – we will regularly monitor
We will manage risks by asking the right questions,
health, safety and wellbeing performance outcomes
identifying our Principal Risks and insisting on timely,
to know how the business is tracking, and change the
accurate and impartial information to ensure that risks
way things are done to reflect new learnings.
are effectively controlled and safety opportunities are
implemented and maintained.
Professor Gregor Coster, CNZM
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