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HNZ wins Innovation Award

Our Health, Safety and Security team recently received an award in the 2018 Safest Place to Work Awards run by Safe365.

Sponsored by Trade Me Jobs, the awards aim to reward, celebrate and recognise organisations that have built an outstanding health and safety culture and capability.

Housing New Zealand Health, Safety and Security Manager Tarniya Comrie says HNZ was really pleased to receive this award as it demonstrates the work the team has put into creating effective partnerships with Performance Based Maintenance Contractors (PBMCs).

"Through better partnerships with contractors, we have initiated a process of transparency in health and safety management with greater line of sight in our supply chain. We are striving to continually improve at Housing New Zealand and this award has highlighted one of the ways we’re showing an innovative approach to health and safety,” Tarniya says.

Safe365 awarded Housing New Zealand the Innovation Award as the partnership between public and private sector contractors solved many problems affecting the delivery of service.

“Safe365 said they believe this initiative will fundamentally influence the future in the way that principals will work with their contractors, and how contractors will work with subcontractors and so on for the betterment of all parties involved in the supply chain.”

The Health, Safety and Security team shifted their focus from simply screening contractors before engaging to a more collaborative approach including leadership, support and partnering, which led to better outcomes with PBMCs.

Congratulations on this impressive award!

Our award-winning Heath, Safety and Security team L-R: Mike Ashby, Tarniya Comrie, Naomi Hosted and Andrew Booker

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