What is occupational health and safety, and risk management?
Health and safety is about keeping workers safe, reducing risk, and preventing injury and potential illness while at work. Managing health and safety in the workplace is a significant business issue and is one which has received significant attention since the Pike River disaster and the health and safety law reform since 2010.
Everyone is accountable for safety, employers and workers (employees, contractors, visitors, volunteers) alike need to ensure their safety at work. Every person operating a business or undertaking has responsibilities with health and safety, especially where workers are involved. Workplaces require robust safety management systems to ensure compliance. Improved Government enforcement regimes will demand greater accountability from employers and workers, with the potential for severe litigation and fines for breaches in health and safety legislation and regulations.
Why is occupational safety and health (OSH) important?
How we help:
VJ Distributors are a Hawke’s Bay company providing businesses with a vast range of hospitality supplies, cleaning products, paper products and pool chemicals. On top of this, they are also exclusive agents for Total Oil Lubricants in the Hawke’s Bay. They believe in going the extra mile for their customers and providing them with good “old fashioned” customer service.
“The team at Grow HR acts as virtual HR and Health and Safety advisors for VJ Distributors. They have built a strong relationship with our business and continue to make sure they understand what is most important to us. With this, they provide us with day to day support and advice, making sure our documentation and practices are tailored to our business and culture, that these are legally compliant and that we continue to develop. Their services are responsive and their advice is provided in a very practical way.”
Craig Bridgman, Managing Director