Read about the latest news, initiatives and case studies from the sector.
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:
NEW Employee Resource – Reducing the spread of COVID-19
A one-page resource developed by the GHSL, with support from the PSA. To help educate workers on the key controls used to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Operating Safely at Alert Level 2 - Considerations
Implementing or maintaining infectious disease controls remains vital for the health and safety of workers and other people regardless of the Alert Level.
Officer Development Programme 2021
A 6-month professional development programme designed especially for senior leaders in public service agencies who have officer responsibilities under the HSWA.
Celebrating our Finalists and Winner of the 2021 Health and Safety Representative of the Year Awards
Celebrating our six finalists and overall winner of the Health and Safety Representative of the Year Awards
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) agency guidance
Covid-19 information for H&S leaders and practitioners within state sector agencies. Includes links to official Covid-19 guidance, resources and information.