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Electricity Supply Industry Workplace Health and Safety Strategy 2016 - 2020

Health and Safety is paramount within the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI). The industry Workplace Health and Safety Strategy to 2020 aims to lift electricity supply industry health and safety performance through vision, direction and co-ordinated action into the future. The Strategy builds on the previous strategy, the new H&S legislative framework and the work towards safety excellence by industry stakeholders, other industries, employee organisations and safety research groups. The Strategy is a living document that will be regularly reviewed.

The EEA welcomes comment or suggestion from industry, regulators and other stakeholders with a view to better realising the safety vision for the New Zealand electricity supply industry.


Health and Safety Strategy 2016 - 2020

Revised August 2017

Vision

Our vision is to unite the electricity supply industry in a common goal to make our workplaces safe and free from work-related ill-health.

Goals

The goal is to eliminate fatalities, and significantly reduce severe accidents¹ from work-related activity and serious harm from work-related² diseases and ill-health.

Targets


Delivery

The Electricity Supply Industry will reduce harm through:

  • Focusing on significant hazard and risk areas including fatal and high impact low probability risks;
  • Focusing on the work-related health risks that are identified as priorities within the ESI to ensure that they are being effectively documented and developing targeted intervention programmes to achieve effective management of the risks;
  • Pro-actively assessing both health and safety risks from new technologies, processes, substances and work procedures;
  • Supporting our industry officers and PCBUs to exercise due diligence duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers;
  • Promoting engagement and participation from workers and engagement between PCBUs;
  • Supporting standardisation, implementation and continuous improvement in the identification, assessment and management of industry health and safety hazards and risks;
  • Publishing and maintaining industry rules and guides;
  • Promoting health and well-being in ESI workplaces;

The Electricity Supply Industry will support and facilitate the provision of:

  • Up to date knowledge of workplace health and safety matters and information to assist in eliminating or minimising health and safety risks;
  • A common understanding of industry hazards and risks including those associated with work-related ill-health;
  • The timely sharing of information on work-related health and safety incidents, hazards and risks Sharing good practice on health promotion and well-being initiatives;
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    [1] Severe accidents – more than 14 calendar days off work/restricted duties. The base figure for 2014/15 is 49 severe accidents;
  • [2]Work-related – caused or made worse by work;


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    Previous Workplace Safety Strategy - 2008

    Preamble 2008

    Safety is paramount within the electricity supply industry. The industry Workplace Safety Strategy to 2020 developed under the auspices of the EEA outlines the industry health and safety vision, aims and aspirations extending to 2020. The statement identifies focus areas to fulfill these aspirations, and the aim is to lift electricity supply industry safety performance through vision, direction and co-ordinated action into the future. The Strategy builds on the existing legislative framework, Government's Workplace Health & Safety Strategy and the work towards safety excellence by industry stakeholders, other industries, employee organisations and safety research groups. The Strategy is a living document that will be regularly reviewed.




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