WorkSafe talked to Kimberly Contractors, who are a log harvesting company and FICA members in the Gisborne region, about what worker engagement means to them and treating workers like whānau.
KEY TAKE OUTS FROM KIMBERLEY CONTRACTORS
“We value our staff to the point where they’re like family, and that’s how we like to treat them”.
Engaging workers has led to better outcomes on issues that affect their health and safety on site.
WORKER ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION
The best outcomes are achieved when a business and its workers work together on health and safety. Worker Engagement and Participation is about having planned ways for:
- workers to give input on issues which will (or are likely to) affect their health or safety. This includes asking for and taking into account their views
- workers to improve work health and safety on an ongoing basis (eg by raising concerns or suggesting improvements).
This will help you and your business make better decisions – and keep your people and productivity thriving.