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GHSL Directors Update
GHSL Director Lance Goodall shares what the team has been doing over the last month, any news, udates and information including relevant resources such as case studios and good practice guides.
Celebrating our 2023 Health and Safety Representative of the Year Award Finalists and Overall winner
Check out all the latest information about our finalists, overall winner and conference speakers
2023 Health and Safety Representative of the Year Awards
This event is a full-day conference, to be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on Thursday 08 June 2023. Please note. there is no charge to attend this conference.
New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Award Finalists Announced
The New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards recognise the teams, initiatives and individuals who have made our workplaces safer and healthier over the last 12-24 months. The Awards celebrate the best health and safety initiatives and the dedicated people working to improve health and safety outcomes in New Zealand.
Jeremy Lightfoot on mentally healthy work
Over the last few years, psychological health and safety at work has become an area of increasing focus. Jeremy Lightfoot, the Chief Executive champion for the GHSL’s new Mentally Healthy Work Capability programme shares his thoughts on the importance of psychological health and safety at work in this article. He encourages other Chief Executives to join him in engaging with the programme, which is designed to build the necessary capability within executive leaders, health and safety and human resources leaders, and practitioners to effectively manage this critical risk.
2022 Health and Safety Representative of the Year Awards
The 5th annual HSR of the year awards event was held at Shed 6 on the 2nd June 2022. It was fantastic to be able to host the event face to face, and welcome both HSRs and senior leaders to join us to celebrate the success of our six finalists. We were fortunate to have Hon. Minister Michael Wood, minister for Workplace Relations and safety join us, as well as Phil Parkes, CEO of WorkSafe NZ, and Mel Brown, an inspirational HSR from AsureQuality. The event was hosted by Ray Smith, Government Health and Safety Lead and Director-General for MPI.
Announcement – New Director, Government Health and Safety Lead
The GHSL is delighted to announce Lance Goodall as our new Director, starting Monday 21st February 2022. Lance is currently the Head of Wellbeing, Health and Safety at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. This year's theme is Take time to kōrero - a little chat can go a long way. This theme is particularly relevant in the current environment as we continue to navigate business as usual and start to return to the office after the recent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. This is a timely opportunity for leaders and teams to check in on each other's psychological wellbeing and ensure this is considered through this transition. We must consider the effect of work on mental health and mental health on work and put in place helpful solutions where support is needed. One of the simplest ways we can start to do this is by talking about our mental wellbeing at work - so take time to kōrero this week (a little chat can go a long way!). Check out the helpful tools and guidance below: