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Workplace Safety Award

Who can enter the Workplace Safety category?
A key aspect of running a world class business is to ensure that you have a safe work environment. Any Northland based business which has been trading for 12 months or longer, may enter the Workplace Safety category.

All completed entry forms will be considered for this award.

What are the judges looking for in this category?
Judges will recognise and reward a business that can demonstrate how health and safety has been integrated into business operations, and has managers and employees who are proactive in dealing with hazards that arise from the work carried out. Credit will be given for examples of outstanding health and safety initiatives.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Your understanding of the risks and hazards that are created in your workplace when you and your employees go about normal business.
  • Your strategy to eliminate or manage the hazards in your workplace.
  • The established safety systems and procedures you have in place, which involve employees helping to keep your workplace safe, e.g. your management team may set up safety teams or committees so employees are involved in decision making and communicating on safety issues.
  • How the safety plan for your workplace is based on continuous improvement so that existing and new hazards are dealt with effectively.
  • How you maintain records about injuries, incident investigations, hazards, first aid and emergency procedures.
    Note# Please let us know as part of your entry if you have had any involvement with a regulator as a result of an adverse event in the past 24 months. Involvement won’t automatically preclude you from entry, becoming a finalist or wining.

About ACC – Sponsor of the Workplace Safety Award

ACC provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand.

ACC is proud to work with leaders who excel in health and safety practices to prevent injuries, care for people when they do have an accident and help people recover to the best of their ability after an injury. They do that by partnering with many organisations to achieve that goal.

Regardless of where the injury occurs, ACC is there to support New Zealanders and improve their quality of life by minimising the incidence and impact of injury.

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