Opus International Consultants

Finalists - ACC Workplace SafetyDavid Prentice Opus Consulting

Zero Harm Heroes

Opus is an international multi-disciplinary consultancy company with over 3,000 staff around the world providing services on leading infrastructure projects for both the public and private sectors. In New Zealand, Opus operates from a network of 40 offices and employs over 1,700 staff.

The company takes healthy and safety seriously. A Board-level H&S committee sets targets across the company and monitors the results, thanks to an in-house monitoring system. Opus also works with the ACC to set up injury management processes and return to work programmes. The results are evident and tangible – ACC premiums are way down and engagement – including with clients – is way up.

“Health and safety is not just a nice to have at Opus,” said Opus Managing Director and Chief Executive, Dr David Prentice. “It’s mandated by OurWay, our company-wide procedures that outlines expected behaviours and practices. We realise that there is no quick fix when it comes to managing health and safety, and therefore our approach is all-encompassing as we continually strive to reach our goal of zero harm.”

Learn more: www.opus.co.nz

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