Workplace

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Our delivery of community safety messages to adults can be effectively delivered through workplaces.  There is little difference between the mindset needed towards safety at work and that when at home.  NPiS works with BeSafe Taranaki, ACC,and Worksafe New Zealand to spread the message that thinking safe shouldn't stop when you get home from work.
 
Be Safe Taranaki, represented on the NPiS board, is a collaborative group of leaders from the Taranaki business community wanting to share and promote best practice in health and safety. Check out some of their innovative projects featured on this page.
 
The 2014/15 government review of workplace health and safety legislation has provided a focus for businesses and regulators to come together and talk about their mutual interests on a regular basis.

 

5200
Work related claims to ACC in Taranaki for 2013
226
ACC claims per 1000 agricultural/fisheries FTE workers made in 2013
2.73:1
The ratio of male to female ACC claims for work related injuries in 2013
15-24
The age group at highest risk of workplace injury in 2013

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Taranaki Secondary Schools Agricultural Safety Challenge

The Taranaki Secondary Schools Agricultural Safety Challenge is a hands-on, practical event held annually that aims to increase students awareness of agricultural hazards and safe farming practices. It is organised by Agriculture New Zealand and funded by New Plymouth injury Safe. It has the support of a number of local organisations including Taratahi, New Plymouth Police, NZ Fire Service, the Red Cross, ACC and Francis Douglas Memorial College.
 
Teams, up of four students from each school, undertake up to 8 safety challenges focusing on tractor driving, use of firearms, ATV driving, chemical handling, fire safety, livestock handling, first aid and working at heights. They are marked on their safetyknowledge and skills and provided with feedback at the end of each session.
 
Organiser Gerard Karalus from Agriculture New Zealand says the competition, unique to Taranaki, has been going for 17 years and the standard continues to rise. ‘‘It’s very rewarding to see the level of safety awareness the students have now and everyone really enjoys the day which depends on so many organisations to make it a success.

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Taranaki Apprentice Safety Challenge

The Taranaki Construction Safety Group organise the annual Trades Apprentice Safety Challenge event. This practical and interactive competition tests the safety knowledge and skills of trades apprentices from local trades and construction industries. The competition consists of a range of practical challenges, each lasting 20 minutes, focusing on safety topics such as working at heights, road safety, fire safety, manual handling, home safety, physical fitness and electrical safety. The activities are run by local safety groups and construction companies.
 
Winners receive the Master Builders Apprentice Safety Trophy. The success of this event first held in 2009 led to the Challenge becoming an annual event. It has drawn comment from a number of outside agencies and was awarded the 3M Safety Award in 2010.
 
The sixth annual safety challenge for Taranaki apprentices was held in May 2014. The Master Builders shield was won by the Energyworks team after a contest over ten activities.  If you have a young workforce or would like to provide an apprentice with a different challenge register your interest in the 2015 challenge!