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Why Is Health and Safety Training So Important?

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.