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Film and Video Production Industry

ScreenSafe is an industry-wide collaboration to support and promote health and safety in the New Zealand screen sector.

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Talking about risks together is Goud for business [PDF 127KB]

Colouring pencils and barbecues are among the ways dairy farmers Jodie and Carl Goudswaard ensure worker engagement and participation with their small team.

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Worker participation in risk management improves efficiency [PDF 121KB]

There aren’t any health and safety (H&S) skeletons in the cupboard at Upper Hutt-based Real Steel. However, one did ‘visit’ for a training workshop on manual lifting.

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Goodmans story - worker engagement and participation [PDF 107KB]

"My health and safety philosophy is to keep it as simple as possible," says Marianne Archer, Director with responsibility for health and safety for civil contracting firm Goodmans. This approach is paying off for the family-owned and operated earthmoving business, with innovative ways to get workers’ participation, providing significant business and personnel benefits.

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Shared ownership of health and safety boosts staff retention [PDF 98KB]

Find out how involving its workers has proved so successful for Waste Management’s Hutt Valley plant, that the waste sorting and recycling plant has significantly boosted staff retention, with zero turnover for the past four years.

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Last updated 24 March 2016


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.