Safety show highlights focus of importance

On average, 75 people per year die on the job, one in 10 is harmed and 600-900 die from work-related diseases – all coming at a cost of $3.5 billion per year. These statistics don’t even begin to cover the social and psychological costs on friends, family, loved ones and co-workers of these people hurt on the job.

With the recent changes to the Health and Safety Work Act it is simply not enough to carry on with business as usual and dismiss these statistics as a “It will never happen to me, or in my business”. As an employer, manager or any other type of PCBU you have a legal obligation as well as a moral one to your employees and customers to fully understand your responsibilities and the risks associated with running your business and to actively engage a plan to reduce this risk as far as you are able.

The consequences of not sufficiently fulfilling these obligations could not only cost you valued employees but also significantly affect your ability to continue to run your business due to production/ service down time, reduced resources and the potential risk of being prosecuted in court.

Enter the National Safety Show to be held at the ASB Showgrounds, July 4-5 (incorporating BuildNZ and designex).

As the largest event dedicated to workplace health and safety in New Zealand, the National Safety Show provides the opportunity for you understand and update yourself and your staff on the latest legislation, explore new products, services and innovations catered to New Zealand’s safety industry reducing your risk and protecting your bottom line.

Specialist companies, government authorities and associations from throughout New Zealand come together in one place to showcase their products and services, to give you advice and help solve your businesses safety problems and offer solutions. You will be sure to find the right mix of first- hand experience, critical updates and practical advice to apply in your own workplace.

The National Safety Show is a free trade exhibition, which also includes a comprehensive seminar and workshop series running across all three days of the event, in 2018 we will also be providing the opportunity for you to gain crucial certifications on site at the show, to assist with HSWA compliance. A complete breakdown of what these seminars, workshops and training will cover will be available closer to the show date.

Meet safety experts and professionals that can help you keep your workplace safe and make sure your business keeps operating even if the worst were to happen.