The safety operation plan for Rotorua-based MDA Experiences was first developed in 1989 – and co-owner Takurua Mutu, of Te Arawa descent, says it’s continually evolving, with ongoing input from team members.
Timpack Industries has introduced a range of effective and innovative measures to engage its 180-strong staff team in health and safety – including senior management dressing up as the Bee Gees in a ‘Stayin Alive’ themed roadshow.
By placing a ‘Have your say’ board in the middle of the staff cafeteria, Livestock Improvement Corporation has provided a 'hotline' for workers to raise issues with senior leaders, significantly increasing worker participation.
Involving workers has proved so successful for Waste Management in the Hutt Valley, that the waste sorting and recycling plant has significantly boosted staff retention, with zero turnover for the past four years.
James Fruean, of Wellington Pipelines, used to see health and safety as a ‘drag’. Today it’s a passion, with an approach based on tikanga principles boosting productivity through a strongly engaged workforce.