Be Safe Taranaki has been working on a project called BeAligned to standardise safety requirements across major manufacturing sites in Taranaki.
The desired outcome is to improve safety by having consistent rules and requirements for contractors. A steering group and working group was established in 2016 to drive the project, comprised of a representative from each manufacturing site and across contract companies.
BeAligned - Training Matrix
A common training matrix has been developed, which aligns with NZQA unit standards and outlines how often training needs to be refreshed. This will simplify the demands on companies to supply appropriately trained and competent personnel.
The go-live date for the training matrix is January 1, 2018. From this date, all manufacturing sites aligned with BeSafe Taranaki require the training within the matrix to be carried out prior to undertaking work at those sites.
As we expect many employees and contractors may be affected by the proposed matrix a six-month lead time has been factored in to prepare for the changes.
BeAligned - On The Ball
Being "On the Ball" is a programme to set peoples minds on how they conduct themselves safely at work and at home.
This is a comprehensive programme with monthly themes to generate focus on performing and managing daily routines safely and effectively by "being on the ball!"
BeAligned - Drug & Alcohol Protocols
Refer to our Best Practice page to get an update on creating common approaches to Drug & Alcohol Policy standards.
BeAligned - Working At Height
Refer to this attachment for an aligned protocol on Working At Height