Health and Safety from a Governance Perspective
Good Governance and Leadership
The Health and Safety at Work Act places a positive duty on ‘officers’ to actively engage in health and safety matters. Officers includes directors, partners, and chief executives.
With the recent Covid-19 pandemic Health and Safety has become an even more relevant issue.
Officers must exercise due diligence to ensure the organisation meets its duty to ensure the health and safety of workers and others by -
Focusing on work health and safety matters and the importance of keeping up to date
Understanding the operations of your organisation and the hazards and risks generally associated with those operations
Ensuring the organisation is appropriately resourced to eliminate or minimise risk
Ensuring the organisation has appropriate processes for receiving information about incidents, hazards and risks
Ensuring there are processes for complying with any duty and verifying that these processes are in place and being used
This seminar will look at 4 key criteria for safety leadership and 5 stages of safety governance.
Health and Safety Consultant, Coolspring Consulting
Helen has extensive health and safety experience, including over 20 years as a health and safety consultant, as well as significant in-house experience within both the public and private sector.
Helen is skilled at being able to provide support to organisations at any stage of their health and safety journey – from systems audits, legislation updates and documentation right through to customised in-house training, staff inductions and on-call support.
With a focus on long-term partnerships, Helen regularly works with a wide range of clients from across a variety of sectors throughout New Zealand, including SMEs, large multinational corporates and not-for-profits, to help organisations more effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.