Just take a look at some of the recent statistics from WorkSafe New Zealand:
From January to June this year, 28 people across Aotearoa have died in workplace accidents.
From July 2020 to June 2021, 55 people died.
In the previous year 100 people died.
Encouraging a ‘safety culture’ from businesses and encouraging a ‘buy in’ from employees are both vital. Here are just a few examples of the accidents and fatalities which have occurred recently that have been in the news, to reinforce why:
A person died after falling from a height at a Lower Hutt business.