Have your say by Tuesday 12 September!

We welcome feedback from members on proposed changes to the Charter. These changes shape how we operate and build on our success well into the future, so it’s important we know what you think of them.

Send your feedback to info@safetycharter.org.nz by Tuesday 12 September

Draft rules to set up the Charter as an Incorporated Society

The Charter is moving to become an Incorporated Society – we will employ our own staff and manage our finances – meaning you, our members, will own and drive the work of the Charter beyond the rebuild.

The Charter will continue to be funded by your levies and WorkSafe will continue to support us, through funding and ongoing membership of our Board and Working Group. We will however employ our own management and secretariat staff.

Our goal will remain the same: to ensure that everyone who works in construction in Canterbury comes home safe and healthy every night. However we are proposing a new name – ‘Canterbury Safety Charter’ – to reflect our continued work beyond the rebuild.

We’d love to get your feedback on the draft rules below which set out how the society will run.

DRAFT Canterbury Safety Charter Incorporated [PDF] ↓

Proposed new Charter actions to support diversity in the workforce

Four new actions are proposed to support diversity in the construction workforce. These changes were recommended following two very successful “Women in Construction” events held earlier this year, which over 250 women attended.

We know there are significant benefits to having a more inclusive workplace. If workers feel included and valued at work, they are more likely to be engaged and productive. We have also seen that workers act more responsibly, with greater respect for fellow workers and better safety attitudes in a more diverse workforce.

One way the Charter can support more diverse and inclusive workplaces is to reflect this in the Charter’s actions. We welcome your comments on the proposed new actions under the Charter commitments of Leadership, Worker Engagement and Health and Wellbeing below.

Proposed new Charter actions to support diversity in the workforce [PDF] ↓