As you know our safety performance at NZAS this year is well below what we are capable of and I wanted to reflect on the number one reason for why we need to work together to stay safe in the workplace.
My family, are the most important people in the world to me. I am sure all of you have similar photos of your people, those who you love and are important to you. The people in our lives rely on us, love us and need us in their lives. You matter, your well-being matters and your safety matters.
We are all right now letting those people down, we are letting each other down and we are letting ourselves down. Our safety performance is unacceptable and must get better.
Over the coming weeks you will see, read and participate in a range of material calling upon us all to lift our game. It can be easy when you are asked to lift your game to be dismissive or feel that the issue isn’t yours. Please don’t do this. I am asking you to be part of a solution, to watch out for your co-workers’, to look around, to check, to be aware of your environment - at every moment, in the middle of every task.
Team, we can do this, we can turn this around. We owe this to each other and to all of those who care about us.
If you have any ideas or thoughts on how we can better communicate the importance of lifting our safety game please contact Jennifer Nolan via email.
Gretta Stephens, General Manager