The Safest Place to Work Awards is an initiative that recognises New Zealand organisations who have fostered positive work culture, worker engagement and deliver all-round excellence in health, safety and well-being in the workplace. Finalists have been confirmed in small, medium and large enterprise categories with the category winners nominated for the overall supreme award as 2018 Safest Place to Work to be announced at an awards ceremony in Auckland on November 15th 2018.
Jeremy Wade of principal sponsor Trade Me Jobs said “Workplace health & safety is extremely important to us at Trade Me Jobs. All kiwi workers should feel confident that they are working in a healthy, safe and compliant environment. These awards are a great way to recognise and celebrate business' that are top of their class for workplace safety.”
In addition to Trade Me Jobs, the Safest Place to Work Awards is backed by well-known brands committed to making a positive difference to kiwi businesses. Mark Ennis, CEO of AdviceFirst, major sponsors of the Safest Place to Work Awards, says “AdviceFirst supports individuals and businesses to manage their most critical people and financial risks. The ‘Safest Place to Work Awards’ are a great way to recognise health & safety excellence. Through sharing stories of kiwi businesses that excel, we hope to inspire others to make improvements that help realise a better future for everyone in their workplace”. The awards are also sponsored by Health & Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM).
Safe365 co-founder Mark Kidd says he and fellow co-founder Nathan Hight are extremely pleased with how the initiative has come to life. “Traditional awards programs tend to support one-off initiatives or individuals doing great things. The Safest Place to Work Awards is about recognising businesses who have modernised their thinking towards this daily part of work in every business, understanding that effective health and safety is a holistic approach that includes elements of positive leadership, effective risk management and ongoing workforce participation and engagement.”