Creating a Health and Safety Culture

Overview

How well are you doing in creating a health and safety culture?  The Health and Safety legislation puts responsibility for managing risks and potentially hazardous situations on people at all levels in workplaces, from the Board Chair to the cleaner.  Many people complain: "It’s not based on common sense, so how can we apply it?" Do you know what your health and safety responsibilities are?

Many of us take risks in our sports, our driving, our holidays and hobbies, and our DIY projects.  Our accident statistics prove that.  Do we always think through the potential consequences of our actions? How can we make THINK SAFETY a matter of course?

This course has two parts: understanding the legislation; and how to put it in place by growing a culture of protecting health and safety of workers at all levels.  It addresses getting people to change their attitudes as well as their actions, and doing what’s not always comfortable. 

 

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Length

1 day course.

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Facilitator

Fiona Knight

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Cost

$450 + GST per person

(Minimum numbers are required before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

MAJOR POINTS COVERED ARE: 

  • What the law says about health and safety
    • The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
    • The new Health and Safety Reform Bill
  • The chain of responsibility from top to bottom of an organisation – and personal accountabilities
  • Barriers to a safety culture
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Changing attitudes to health and safety
  • How to ensure compliance with the new culture
  • Development of a personal action plan
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Understand the legislation, everyone’s roles and responsibilities
  • Understand and implement policies and procedures that will ensure compliance with the legislation
  • Monitor company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislation
  • Change their own and their organisation’s health and safety culture 
  • Walk the talk; show how they themselves implement health and safety at work
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Who should attend

This course has been designed for any-one and every-one.  We all have responsibilities for implementing health and safety and this course is designed to help you get your colleagues and staff thinking safety.

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Presenter information

Fiona has been involved in leadership and management training for 15 years.  Previously manager of land transport policy at both the Ministry of Transport and Transit NZ, she has been a director and consultant since 2000, working with ACC, industry training organisations and NZQA on upgrading the knowledge and skills or workers and managers in New Zealand industries.  Her focus has been on interpersonal relationships and behavioural change (the key ingredient in changing the culture in in any organisation).

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