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Maintaining a Workplace Culture of Safety and Health

When we talk about health and safety culture, we are talking about 'how we do things around here' and how this impacts on the safety of people in the workplace. If your overall culture promotes fairness, two-way communication, openness, honesty, and personal responsibility, it will encourage these values in a health and safety context.

Safety cultures lead to clearer decision-making when managing risks, this ultimately leads to fewer injuries and fatalities in the workplace.


In this workshop, you will be able to explore ways to create and maintain a safer workplace and learn key responsibilities that leaders have in shaping the overall culture of organisations. 


Business owners, business leaders, managers, supervisors, or executives working in a business development or business planning role. Those working in health and safety or human resource support roles would also benefit from attending.

  • Is having a safety culture worth the effort?

  • What are the critical foundations required to foster a safety culture?

  • How diversity, contractors and stakeholders can influence safety culture

  • Setting the standard for others to follow - safety systems and procedures

  • Are supervisors and team leaders the critical link to improving safety culture?

  • How effective worker engagement and consultation build trust and respect

  • Communication - is everyone getting the message

  • How goals, objectives and incentives can affect safety culture

  • Teamwork - working together and looking after each other

  • Continuous improvement and measuring success

  • How safety leadership and management styles directly influence safety culture

  • How to avoid the blame and shame game when undertaking inspections, audits and incidents

  • Understand how you can contribute to foster a positive safety culture

  • Determine if you have a culture that contributes to positive health and safety management practice

  • Be able to engage others in your health and safety vision and be able to document individual responsibilities at all levels of the business 

  • Develop safety goals and objectives that are meaningful and measureable

  • Be more confident that worker inductions and general staff communications align with the organisations intention to promote a safe workplace

  • Use a worker engagement model to improve safety culture

  • Use written and verbal communication to improve safety knowledge and understanding for workers


Half day


This workshop has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme | Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA515

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit


$ 290.00 + GST for members
$ 375.00 + GST for non members

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