A degree of change, not seen since the early 1990’s, driven by The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, companion regulations and approved codes of practice are driving health and safety in new directions and Seven Electrical Limited has evolved to meet these requirements.
It is important to us that a culture is built around health and safety. On staff is a full time trained Health and Safety officer who oversees, maintains, and constantly improves systems. The officer promotes health and safety through risk awareness, guidance, and education. Systems such as flowcharts have been developed to coordinate and simplify processes, with records and documents maintained and up to date on a central company server for all management to access in real time.
Due to the nature of the business and the varying and numerous places of work, a Health and Safety Committee was established. This promotes worker participation in reviewing of health and safety policy, rules, standards, and procedures or assistance in their development, but most importantly it provides another path for health and safety issues or concerns of fellow workers to be brought to the awareness of senior management.
Seven Electrical’s health and safety system has been measured against recognised external assessment schemes, such as:
» Site Wise
Site Wise, previously known as AppCon, was founded after the Christchurch earthquake to assess the health and safety systems of companies involved with the rebuild. Seven Electrical was assessed and received a green light with an 80% score.
» ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP)
Seven Electrical has achieved secondary level accreditation in the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Audit.
Seven Electrical strives to provide, maintain, and continually improve a safe working environment with safe plant, equipment, and systems of work. All workers are provided with the appropriate training, information, instruction, and supervision to complete their job safely. A safe working culture is the responsibility of everyone and we achieve this through everyone’s co-operative efforts.