The Safety Charter are pleased to welcome the New Zealand Sign and Display Association (NZSDA) as new partner members – a well-matched collaboration and partnership.
Melissa Coutts, NZSDA Secretary shares the value in partnering with the Safety Charter, along with a brief overview of their Association.
The Value in Partnering with The Safety Charter
Working collaboratively makes good business sense and this has become more evident in recent years as a greater number of businesses align with likeminded organisations and business who can provide a greater understanding, knowledge, expertise and opportunities that would otherwise not be available.
NZSDA believes that in partnering with the Safety Charter we are offering our members the ability to gain a greater understanding of health, wellbeing and safety. Utilising the Charter’s expert knowledge, online resources and face-to-face workshops and networking events will be invaluable to our members, in order for them to gain a greater knowledge and awareness in achieving positive health and safety outcomes for their staff and businesses.
Although the Safety Charter is currently Canterbury based, the NZSDA hope their services may extend in time to other regions, as their proven track record of upholding high health, safety and wellbeing standards acknowledges the excellent service they provide.
Being aligned with a not-for-profit that stives to uphold high standards for its members reaffirms to the NZSDA an alignment with an organisation that holds similar values. The NZSDA are excited to be offering the Safety Charter services to its own member community.
What is the NZSDA?
The NZSDA is a not-for-profit, along with being the trade organisation supporting those working in the sign and display manufacturing industry. For nearly 60 years the NZSDA has supported the sign industry who are bound together by a ‘code of practice’ upholding a high standard of craftsmanship and business ethics.
The Association liaises with local bodies on by-laws affecting signage, maintaining apprenticeship training standards and encourages the sharing and expanding of knowledge within the sign making industry. Businesses using the services of NZSDA members are assured that they are dealing with best practice ‘sign craftspeople’.
The NZSDA plays an active role as a forum for the exchange of ideas and development of training and covers the whole spectrum of sign-makers: from neon; illuminated; handcrafted; technology; construction and design… in fact all the many varieties of signage and display.
The Association has built an enviable reputation and trust with many government offices, along with Standards New Zealand, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and other local authorities and statutory bodies, providing an official channel of communication between the industry and these bodies on matters of commercial, technical and economic policies affecting the sign and display industry.