On average, 75 people per year die on the job, 1 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 an “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 downtime, reduced resources and the potential risk of being prosecuted in court.
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, where you can 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.
If you are looking for solutions to make your workplace safer, more productive and profitable, the National Safety Show is not to be missed.