Construction industry news

Construction industry news

29th February 2016

WHY BE SAFE? It's about the people

Health and safety shouldn't really be about laws and regulations; first and foremost it’s about looking after people. Builders, plumbers, sparkies, other contractors, visitors – a safe worksite means they all go home healthy and safe at the end of the day to their families.

Too many people in construction are getting hurt at work. 68 people died in construction between 2008 and 2014 and thousands more suffered serious injuries. These are more than just statistics – they represent real people with friends and family. Workplace deaths and injuries take a terrible toll on our community.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Most workplace incidents are preventable with a bit of planning. Why wouldn’t you act to keep your staff, your friends and your co-workers safe?

-  68 deaths between 2008 and 2014 – an average of almost 10 a year
-  Over 625 serious harm injuries notifications every year
-  $100 million in ACC costs every year
 
Taken from www.construction.worksafe.govt.nz/why-be-safe/

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