By NZISM president Greg Dearsly.
Workplace health and safety has always been a top priority in New Zealand, but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country are more focussed than ever on keeping their people safe.
Safety ‘n Action, a leading health and safety training provider, is offering a comprehensive suite of online and webinar solutions that will help businesses stay on top as they navigate the challenges during these uncertain times.
“Online training is a New Zealand first for Safety ‘n Action,” says Sussan Turner, chief executive of Aspire2 Group, of which Safety ‘n Action is a part.
“Digital is the way of the future and for several months now we have been working to redefine the traditional delivery of our training solutions.
“We have developed, perfected and launched a wide range of online and webinar-based health and safety training programmes and are now ideally placed to offer Kiwi businesses the very best tried and tested remote training solutions.” Workers can log in remotely to participate in interactive live stream training sessions (webinars), and complete online courses at a time that suits. Alternatively, staff can train together online from a workplace meeting room.
“We have prepared for all scenarios. Safety ‘n Action’s new digital offerings allow teams to continue training even if they are required to work in isolation.
“In fact, employers can now make the most of staff working remotely by getting them to complete their all-important safety training at home so that they can hit the ground running when they return to work,” Sussan says.
Even without Covid-19, the benefits of online health and safety training are undisputable.
The cost of training and training times are significantly reduced, and programmes can easily and quickly be updated and expanded, ensuring workers always have access to the latest health and safety information.
“Safety ‘n Action is an industry leader and has dedicated significant resources to developing the technology needed to move health and safety training forward in New Zealand.
“We help companies adapt to the evolving needs of their business and future-proof them through the delivery of our forwardthinking and flexible training options.”
About Safety ‘n Action
Part of the Aspire2 Group, Safety ‘n Action is a leading New Zealand provider of health and safety training and advisory services.
With over 20 years of health and safety experience, it helps thousands of Kiwi businesses each year manage their health and safety responsibilities and keep their workers safe.
Its NZQA accredited programmes specialise in everything from crane training, asbestos awareness and hazardous substances to mobile elevated work platforms training and hearing conservation.
With over 35 full-time trainers nationwide, 10 specialised training centres plus onsite and online training options, Safety ‘n Action is transforming New Zealand’s health and safety culture one workplace at a time.