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Safety Plan for Small Businesses

Most business owners would agree that a safe project ensures a quality work environment for all workers, helping projects run smoothly and on time, and to achieve expected profit margins. Site Safe has developed the Safety Plan for Small Businesses to enable business owners to easily implement a health and safety management system. 

Whether the company is a one-man band or employs a small gang of men, having a safety plan that can easily be incorporated into the business makes good sense. The Safety Plan for Small Businesses costs $25, and includes the following discussion key documents: 

• Task analysis worksheet, 

• Construction hazards/construction controls, 

• Hazard register, 

• Induction/visitor register, 

• Workplace induction checklist, 

• Training plan, 

• Record of safety meetings, 

• Site safety inspection report, 

• Incident and accident investigation form, 

• Incident and accident register, and 

• Emergency evacuation plan 

It also includes a coaching seminar led by Site Safe’s team of specialist safety advisors, a 20-page safety plan containing planning tools and templates that are easy to understand and implement in your business, and step-by-step coaching of key planning tools including: 

• Hazard Management — identifying and controlling construction hazards, 

• Implementing workplace training and inductions, 

• Involving employees in health and safety activities, and 

• Monitoring and supervising of the workplace to ensure the plan is working. Coaching seminar calendar Coaching seminars are being run on a regular basis throughout the country. Contact a Site Safe safety advisor to find out more about a coaching seminar and to register attendance. 

An up-to-date calendar of coaching seminar dates is available on Site Safe’s web site at www.sitesafe.org.nz. For regions outside the main centres a regional safety advisor will advise when a seminar is planned. 

Contact details are: Auckland: Harris Cooper (021 800 619) Waikato: Preston McIntyre (021 190 3728) Bay of Plenty: Phil Sexton (021 190 3136) Wellington: Jeff Strampel (021 356 160) Christchurch: Keith Hogan (021 190 2235) Dunedin: Eddie Bugajewski (021 356 162).

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