Safe@Work, a new safety, health and wellbeing tool that allows Fire and Emergency NZ personnel to easily record injuries, near misses, illnesses or wellbeing concerns, will be piloted shortly in selected areas of Region 4.

The pilot runs from Monday 21 May in the Christchurch Metro, North Canterbury, Mid-South Canterbury Rural and Christchurch/Selwyn Rural areas. It will test Safe@Work to ensure it is practical and workable, prior to a nationwide rollout. The pilot area has been chosen as it represents a good cross-section of our organisation.

Safe@Work will be available on PC, tablet or mobile phone. The system has been tailored to suit Fire and Emergency NZ and over time it will replace the current Accident or Event Reporting and Investigation Kiosk (AERIK).

If you would like to take a look at Safe@Work and see how it works please look at the training module on Learning Station, the quick reference or user guides.

Region 4 Assistant Area Commander Greg Crawford, Rural Management Advisor Brian Keown and Bruce Irvine, Fire Risk Manager said in a joint statement, “We are pleased to be involved in this pilot which will benefit the whole of the organisation.

“In an environment where personnel are often required to work in known high risk and rapidly changing situations, understanding how to minimise those risks is essential. The reporting mechanism in Safe@Work will enable help to be given to individuals as soon as possible and will allow patterns and trends to be captured so that issues or concerns can be addressed sooner and changes made if needed. Nothing is more important than our people and the Safe@Work will help us make things safer for everyone.”

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