Living with Covid Webinar – 1st March at 10.30am via Teams

Cutting through the COVID noise – focusing on what matters

This informal and interactive session is an opportunity to hear how various business leaders across NZ and in Taranaki are making sense of the current Omicron surge.

Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum Executive Director Francois Barton will share perspectives from NZ and Australian leaders on how businesses are preparing and responding to increasing rates of positive cases.  You will also hear how local Taranaki businesses are supporting their people whilst keeping their businesses operating.

Omicron marks a transition from an exclusive public health crisis, to a health-induced business continuity challenge.  This shift is critical to grasp for how we communicate and assure our workers, their families as well as our clients and suppliers.

Please review the invitation as there are links to some pre reading

You’re invited to join a Microsoft Teams meeting

Title: Covid Presentation – Francois Barton – Richard Ellis – National Road Carriers
Time: Tuesday 1st March  10:30:00 am New Zealand Daylight Time

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BeEngage Webinar 21st October 2021 – “The world of safety is changing, with disruption by new thinking and new approaches. Why is this? And what should we do about it? In this webinar we will explore the drivers for these changes, what they mean for safety in New Zealand and how we can lead the charge to better outcomes.”

Presenter Craig Marriot – General Manager HSEQ – First Gas

Craig has 30 years’ experience managing safety in high-hazard industries. Following a career in the UK nuclear industry he moved to Taranaki in 2008. Since then he has worked here in NZ and consulted internationally, supporting organisations ranging from a fertiliser manufacture in the US, to a government educational foundation in Qatar.
Craig is a strong advocate of challenging conventional safety thinking and author of the book Challenging the Safety Quo. He is known for bringing a pragmatic approach to translate health and safety management theory into workable solutions. Craig is the General Manager HSEQ at Firstgas Group.

Title: Engage Webinar – Craig Marriot
Time: Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:30:00 am New Zealand Daylight Time

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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.”