2020 Apprentice Safety Challenge

Nov 27, 2020

Local Construction Apprentices showed again their enthusiasm for the cause at the annual Apprentice Safey Challenge, organised by Taranaki Construciton Safety Group and BeSafe Taranaki.

Held in October, this day long event had 12 teams of apprentices attend from a variety of local construction firms.  Teams had to attend each of the set activities throuought the day, which included; first aid, photography, road, trailer and vehicle safety, chainsaw safety, asbestos, mental wellbeing, communication, water safety, hazard id, and fire satey.

New Plymouth Injury Safe facilitated the mental wellbeing activity.  Teams were assessed on their interaction on aspects including signs of stress and mental distress in everyday life as well as the construcion industry.  Attendees also discussed how to support others and ways to build mental wellbeing into daily life.

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Team activities were followed by a quick fire quiz, after which the overall winners were announced.  The trophy was awarded to Todd Energy (Team HSE & All that good stuff).  Second place was Clelands (Team Green Army), and Whitaker Civil Engineering Ltd (Team Wintaker) secured third place.  Congratulations!

The additional sponsors / support partners were: Bunnings, Carters, Methanex, Ministry of Social Development, Mitre 1, Placemakers, Port Taranaki, Taranaki Rugby, TimberCo, Venture Taranaki, Whitaker Civil Engineering Ltd, Wood Training and Worley.

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