BeSafe Taranaki Trust AGM

Our AGM will be held on the 24th September at 7.00am – 10.00am at the New Plymouth Novotel.. Guest speaker François Barton from the New Zealand Business Leaders Safety Group.

We will have Francois Barton from the Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum presenting:   Thriving on purpose, not luck

“More than a decade on from the tragedy at Pike River, NZ has significantly increased its investment in health and safety at work.  Over that same time, however, we are still seeing stubborn levels of significant injury, illness and death in our workplaces.

This flatlining performance in the face of increased effort demands change and leadership, not simply trying harder and caring more.  That is why WorkSafe is lifting its gaze to the top of supply chains and businesses.

In this session with Business Leaders’ H&S Forum Executive Director Francois Barton, we will explore the mindsets and practices to better meet our obligations around the board table, and through the supply chain, as well as confronting the growing challenge of mental wellbeing at work.

This is challenging work.  It requires deliberate effort, curiosity and the courage to change the work in your business, not just the workers. 

Taranaki has historically lead New Zealand’s safety effort, it would be great to see the region leading the charge in the face of the “parallel pandemic” of mental health at work, and build workplaces where both the business and its people can thrive.”