WorkSafe session worthwhile

LETTER

I and three others from our site attended the WorkSafe Work Strategy workshop on Friday at the Cosmopolitan Club. This was a very well run workshop that encouraged participation from all those that attended. It was about the 10-year plan for health and safety in the NZ workplace and how we felt about the current strategy.

We all had the opportunity to respond to the goals and priorities presented in the consultation documents provided. Group discussions were recorded by representatives from WorkSafe NZ, and summaries of these provided at the conclusion of the morning.

Our group found this a very informative and worthwhile workshop. There were common factors throughout the industries represented that no doubt will feature in the next workshop held at a yet to be announced date.

It was, however, disappointing the lack of interest/attendance by local businesses, in particular small business, who would undoubtedly have benefited from such a forum.

Networking with other local businesses is so very valuable.

These workshops have been held nationwide, and it was fantastic that Gisborne had the opportunity to host this as opposed to having to travel out of town, which is so often the case for many H&S workshops.

When the next round of workshops is announced, it would be wonderful to have them back again. However, this may or may not be the case.

If WorkSafe was to return for another workshop, I would certainly encourage local businesses to attend. I also encourage them to have their say on the strategy online at: www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/employment-skills/health-and-safety-at-work-strategy

Karen

I and three others from our site attended the WorkSafe Work Strategy workshop on Friday at the Cosmopolitan Club. This was a very well run workshop that encouraged participation from all those that attended. It was about the 10-year plan for health and safety in the NZ workplace and how we felt about the current strategy.

We all had the opportunity to respond to the goals and priorities presented in the consultation documents provided. Group discussions were recorded by representatives from WorkSafe NZ, and summaries of these provided at the conclusion of the morning.

Our group found this a very informative and worthwhile workshop. There were common factors throughout the industries represented that no doubt will feature in the next workshop held at a yet to be announced date.

It was, however, disappointing the lack of interest/attendance by local businesses, in particular small business, who would undoubtedly have benefited from such a forum.

Networking with other local businesses is so very valuable.

These workshops have been held nationwide, and it was fantastic that Gisborne had the opportunity to host this as opposed to having to travel out of town, which is so often the case for many H&S workshops.

When the next round of workshops is announced, it would be wonderful to have them back again. However, this may or may not be the case.

If WorkSafe was to return for another workshop, I would certainly encourage local businesses to attend. I also encourage them to have their say on the strategy online at: www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/employment-skills/health-and-safety-at-work-strategy

Karen

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Bevan Moore - 5 months ago
WorkSafe workshop at the Cossy club?? Did not know about it . . .

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