We’re keen to hear from you and your organisation about what you’re doing to improve health and safety in your areas of work.
B&D Construction Limited was established shortly before September 2010 by company owners Darrin Bruce and Scott Davidson. The first year in business was incredibly busy for the small team of builders; carrying out emergency earthquake repairs and dealing with a very stressful work environment.
EIS is a multi-disciplined project engineering, installation and maintenance company that recently achieved a remarkable 10 years Lost Time Incidents (LTI) free.
The Nelson Region of Fulton Hogan Ltd was one of the first businesses to sign up to the Department’s Partners in Action Pledge. Peter Denton, the company’s Safety Quality Training and Employment Relations Manager, makes it clear that their focus is on zero harm saying that "no injury is acceptable".
Roading and infrastructure firm Higgins became a Partner in Action with the Department of Labour in mid 2011. The company introduced its ‘Our Way’ culture change programme in late 2010, which aligns with the key outcomes of the Pledge.
Even when you have a really comprehensive health and safety system in place, it can be hard to get the people on the shop floor enthusiastic and involved. Mackie Signs has a number of signage contracts with fuel stations around the country and has an extensive network of contractors nationally.
Construction sites can be varied and present very unique sets of hazards. One example of this is the Benmore Dam in Canterbury where Mainzeal is working on the Inter Island high-voltage direct current upgrade project.