Senior Managers Guidance

1: Plan

Effectively communicate what ‘good’ looks like for your business, in a way that your workers, site supervisors and contractors can share and engage with. Communicate your expectations clearly, and empower your workers, site supervisors and contractors to achieve these.

2: Motivate

Be visible in the business. Take an interest in the activities of your workers, site supervisors and contractors and their views about safety. Provide the support and space for them to develop and step up as safety leaders. Be an effective communicator; inspire your workers, site supervisors and contractors to follow your lead.

3: Build understanding

Develop your own capability and understanding of safety practices and performance. Provide development opportunities for workers, site supervisors and contractors. Seek out and share knowledge that will help you and the business to perform better.

For more information on the three focus areas, see the guidance notes.

Where to get more information:

Charter

Institute of Directors/ Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum

MBIE/WorkSafe New Zealand

Overseas Examples

Training

Other