Think about safety before you start work. Ask for the resources you need to work safely. Think out of the box, suggest better ways to work that might improve safety.
Be an example to others. Take responsibility for yourself and those you work with – including other workers, contractors and senior managers. Use your voice and tell people, no matter who they are, when they have good ideas or do something that improves safety, and also when they could do something safer.
3. Build understanding
Develop your own knowledge and skills, and share your experience and abilities with those you are working with so that they can develop. Provide your managers, contractors and workers with information that could help improve safety for everyone.
For more information on the three focus areas, see the guidance notes.
Where to get more information:
- The Charter Health and Safety Leadership Report
- The Charter critical risk toolbox talks have some good ideas for safety conversations
MBIE/WorkSafe New Zealand
- Leadership and worker involvement on the Olympic Park, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)
- Worker Engagement and Participation Guide, SafeWork Australia
- Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit: Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom (HSE UK)
- Health and Safety Leadership Checklist, HSE UK
- Leadership for the major hazard industries, HSE UK
Health and Safety Representatives training
- Health and Safety representatives training, Impac
- Health and Safety representatives training, WorkSafe
- Health and Safety representatives training, CECC
- Health and Safety representatives training, CTU
- Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card
- Leadership, Building Commitment and Partnership, The Academy of Constructing Excellence
- Leadership, Communicate Consultants
- EMA Safety Leadership Programme: Not on our patch, Employers and Manufacturers Association
- Free training for owners, site supervisors and workers on health and safety essentials, Safe Rebuild Canterbury