Health, Safety and Wellbeing progress
It’s vital we reduce the number of workplace accidents and create a more supportive work environment — actions in the plan will work toward a better health and safety culture in the sector.
The health, safety and wellbeing programmes will contribute to the Accord outcomes of 'an environment that supports thriving mental health and wellbeing’, and ‘all our people home safe everyday.'
Initiative progress and milestones
Follow progress here on Accord and Transformation Plan programmes that support a healthy and safe construction industry.
|December 2021||COVID-19 health and safety protocols(external link) and information released for each Alert Level.||CHASNZ|
|October 2021||MATES in Construction/BRANZ Research published(external link) – Construction industry suicides: numbers, characteristics and rates.||CHASNZ|
|In development||Finalising the Client Leadership Framework to be made publically available from the CHASNZ website. The Client Leadership Framework is intended to assist construction clients review their own organisations and identify areas for potential future improvement.||CHASNZ|
|In development October 2021||Health and Safety by Design project underway.||CHASNZ|
|Sept 2020||Tōtika Web Portal(external link) developed, a pre-qualification system accepting client registration for those that have ISO 45001, SafePlus or QSafe assessments||CHASNZ|
|April 2020||Site Access Requirements Guidance(external link) developed by CHASNZ and Site Safe||CHASNZ and Site Safe|
|Jan 2020||Client Leadership Framework(external link) – Beta version developed||CHASNZ|
|Oct 2019||Mates in Construction suicide prevention programme begins in Auckland. Supported by CHASNZ and WorkSafe.||Mates in Construction, CHASNZ and WorkSafe|
|Oct 2019||Government Procurement Rules(external link) updated to better support health and safety at work, and guidance published on incorporating good health and safety practices in procurement.||MBIE (New Zealand Government Procurement)|
|Sept 2019||Standard health and safety pre-qualification scheme (Tōtika) consultation complete and now in development by CHASNZ.||CHASNZ|
|2019||Government review of health and safety regulations for managing common workplace risks such as using machinery and equipment. It’s expected changes will take effect in 2021.||MBIE (Labour, Science and Enterprise)|
|2019||WorkSafe begin implementing health and safety Worker Engagement and Participation projects at the Dunedin hospital rebuild and at Auckland’s City Rail Link.||WorkSafe|