2019 ACC WORKPLACE SAFETY GOLD

 

ASPIRING WALLS

Wellness Rollout 

The only wallpaper manufacturer in the Southern hemisphere, Aspiring Walls has been rolling out wall coverings for nearly sixty years. In a busy factory environment, safety is on everyone’s mind.

“We’ve got a healthy H&S culture here,” manufacturing manager Neil MacDonald (pictured) says. “Staff members are always looking at ways of making jobs and processes safer.” And looking out for each other – the company has recently introduced an “Are you okay?” programme aimed at mental wellness.

Neil says there hasn’t been a serious accident on site in over a decade. “And currently we have gone 1460 days without a lost-time incident.”

Learn more: https://aspiringwalls.co.nz

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METCO ENGINEERINGPaul Jessup

Machine Safety Matches

Metco Engineering works wonders with metal – welding, milling, cutting and milling it.  The work can be hot and heavy, like some of the machinery.  Keeping everyone safe is paramount.

The company has developed a skill matrix that lists all staff and their competencies on every machine. So nobody works on a machine unless they’re fully trained on it,” owner Paul Jessup (pictured) says. “And that’s everything from welders to laser-cutters – even printers.”

In the last 12 months, there have been no major lost-time incidents, but that’s not the biggest payoff.  “It’s peace of mind,” Paul says. “Knowing nobody’s being put at risk – that’s what’s important.”

Learn more: https://metco.co.nz     Metco Engineering
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JAMES COOK HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR

Blessed Guests 

The iconic James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor employs 154 team members for the busy operation of managing 268 rooms, two restaurants, conferencing and refurbishment. The workforce is diverse, with 58 years between the oldest and youngest employee, plus a range of cultures and languages.

GM Steve Martin (pictured) emphasises the importance of ensuring Health & Safety is communicated and upheld for the benefit of all staff members. “The H&S committee has reps from all departments, over a quarter of the staff are qualified first aiders, we offer subsidised flu shots for everyone and nutritious meals are provided on staff breaks.”

Learn more: www.grandchancellorhotels.com/james-cook-hotel-gran…    
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