Kiwi workplaces are full of all sorts of people with all sorts of weird and wonderful personalities. And we all have one thing in common – we all want to work in a safe environment and at the end of the day, we all want to get back to our whānau in one piece.
Sadly, the reality is too many of our whānau are getting hurt or killed at work.
That’s why our ‘be a safe guy’ campaign is focused on reducing workplace injuries and fatalities for young workers by reminding people that being part of a work whānau means looking out for, and speaking up for each other.
Everybody speaks up in different ways. It doesn’t matter how you talk about safety on the job, as long as you are identifying risks, recognising safe practices and contributing to the conversation.
We’ve teamed up with comedian D’Angelo Martin and his friend and workmate, Montel Tivoli, to bring you a new series of ‘safe guys’ to show people that there’s no wrong way to say the right thing.
This campaign ties into Ministerial priorities to implement programmes tailored to workers at greatest risk of harm. We take a holistic, collaborative and community-wide approach to education and engagement around health and safety with the Māori community.