Industry organisations and companies can celebrate their achievements and recognise their top performers by entering the 2017 New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards, organised by Safeguard magazine in association with WorkSafe New Zealand.
Safety only tends to make the news for the wrong reasons. The New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards allows organisations to spotlight and recognise those people who ensure we all go home from work every day healthy and safe.
Opportunity to reflect: The act of writing and submitting an entry is an opportunity to pause, put day-to-day matters to one side, and reflect on what has worked well over the past year or so, and the lessons learned.
This process of critical analysis is valuable in evaluating strengths and ongoing challenges in health and safety.
Public recognition of good work: The successful initiatives or personal qualities of all finalists are acknowledged publicly at a gala dinner in front of a large audience of influential experts, executives and politicians.
Further acknowledgement occurs as part of a post-awards media campaign.
Engagement: Finalists and winners have the opportunity to acknowledge and reward the efforts of the teams and individuals involved, which is an opportunity to reinforce key messages to staff and suppliers around health and safety engagement.
Networking and learning: Finalist or not, the gala dinner provides great learning and networking opportunities for people at all levels, including directors.
There are a range of individual and organisational categories to enter, including some that are new in 2017, covering all aspects of health, safety and well-being.
The finalists and winners will be celebrated at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at SkyCity Auckland on May 31, co-located with the Safeguard National Health & Safety conference.
For more information and to enter, visit www.safeguard.co.nz.