Safe365 launch 'Safest Place to Work' Awards

1 October 2017

Safest Place to Work Awards

Safe365 to recognise business excellence in health and safety

Safe365 is pleased to announce the introduction of the annual Safest Place to Work Awards.

Safe365’s vision is to provide simple, cost-effective and easy to use software that enables businesses to measure and improve their health and safety capability and culture on an ongoing basis.  With over 500 businesses in New Zealand already using Safe365’s online assessment tools since launching in October 2016, Safe365 is fast becoming New Zealand’s pre-eminent leader in supporting NZ businesses measure and improve their health and safety capability and culture.

The Safest Place to Work Awards is a new recognition program aimed at celebrating businesses who have built an outstanding holistic approach to health & safety capability and culture. Safe365 believes that businesses looking to develop their health and safety maturity will benefit from hearing the stories of those businesses who have set the standard for health and safety excellence. Safe365 wants to recognise businesses excelling in all-round health and safety excellence, irrespective of the industry they are in and recognise them as exemplars for others to follow.

Safe365 Co-founder Mark Kidd believes this initiative will further motivate businesses to work with their wider teams to strive for health and safety excellence and continuous improvement. “We want New Zealand businesses to feel extremely proud of their achievements in working toward a safe place to work. As health and safety emerges as a key value driver in modern business, it will be a real feather in the cap for finalists and the eventual winners across the categories to say they are one of the Safest Places to Work” says Mr Kidd. “Every day we see and hear so many amazing stories about the great work our clients are undertaking in the health and safety space – we felt these businesses needed to be recognised and their excellent effort shared with everyone so that collectively we can keep getting better and improving the health and safety environment our workers work in. It is with this in mind that the Safest Place to Work Awards has been initiated.”

How do the awards work?

  • Every year, Safe365 will announce finalists for the Safest Place to Work Awards.
  • Entries close at 11:59pm on 31st March each year.
  • Finalists will be announced in early April based on their Safe365’s health and safety index score.
  • All Safe365 subscribing businesses gain free entry to the Safest Place to Work Awards but must have an active Safe365 subscription at the time of entry close.
  • The top finalists will be announced across 3 categories - small business (1-99 FTE), medium (100-499 FTE) and large (500+ FTE) and will receive recognition as finalists.
  • Independently verified assessment of each finalist will be undertaken by accredited Safe365 partners (health & safety professionals) to ensure independent rigor and robustness of the assessment and index score.
  • The independently verified assessment will be free to all finalists and double up as a key benefit to finalists as part of the feedback and continuous improvement cycle.
  • The highest verified Safe365 index in each category will be declared the category winner.
  • The three category winners will become finalists in the Safest Place to Work Supreme Award with the highest overall verified score taking out the title of New Zealand’s Safest Place to Work.

Safe365 is pleased to be able to bring this initiative to life and looks forward to recognising business health and safety excellence each year.

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