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.
Monday 07 to Sunday 13 May is New Zealand Sign Language Week.
Welcome to the April edition of the Fire and Emergency NZ Update. This edition reminds us of our commitment to the safety, health and wellbeing of our people, and focuses on new initiatives and support delivered this year, including the roll our new identity out across fleet, property, and uniform.
A new app – GoodSAM (Good Smartphone Activated Medics) – is officially being launched at the New Zealand Resuscitation Conference in Wellington. The app allows medically trained people to sign up so they can be alerted and respond to suspected cardiac arrests occurring close to them, when they’re not otherwise on duty.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants to remind you that it’s OK to ask for help if you find yourself struggling with stress or other psychological wellbeing issues, and help is available. Read here for more information.
Free flu vaccines will be available for all Fire and Emergency NZ personnel from mid April.
Each year Fire and Emergency NZ provides a free, confidential health check for all personnel as part of our ‘Hauora’ health monitoring programme.
Previously NHQ have ‘gone pink for a day’ with costumes, competitions, bake sales and other activities raising funds for Pink Ribbon with the help of The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
Working with Fire and Emergency means work place incidents can happen. We wish to offer the best support for our team members, and here is how!
In the next fortnight Fire and Emergency work places around the country should expect to get their own copies of the Safety, Health and Wellbeing (SHW) Policy and Joint Endorsement Statement which shows the commitment Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and the Unions and Associations we work with have to working together on safety, health and wellbeing matters.