Safety Charter celebrates 10-year Anniversary

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Safety Charter celebrates 10-year Anniversary


Ten years ago, the landscape of both Canterbury and the health and safety industry looked considerably different. There were no PCBU’s, no fencing around construction sites, and little sharing of information between organisations.

The Safety Charter was established as a collaboration between industry, Government, and unions in response to a very specific challenge, “to raise health and safety standards in the construction industry to ensure that no further human damage was inflicted on a city that had already suffered so much”. The bar was set at the highest level, zero fatalities during the deconstruction and rebuild.

The success of the Safety Charter in helping organisations to achieve this goal is worthy of celebration. The fact that Canterbury continues to lead the nation in health and safety reflects the legacy that the Safety Charter has provided.

The Canterbury Safety Charter will be celebrating it’s 10-year Anniversary on the Thursday, 29th June 2023 and as part of the celebration, will be organising a one-day conference on mentally safe work, along with a gala dinner.

The Safety Charter is a unique organisation in both the construction and health and safety environments in New Zealand. Ten years on we are still responding to the challenges of health and safety, although our mission has evolved over this time. We continue to push the benefits of collaboration, connection, and community as the cornerstones of improving health and safety outcomes in New Zealand workplaces

We warmly invite all past, present, and future members of the Safety Charter to join us for this day.

If you would like to be kept updated with celebrations details please email the Charter Administrator

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