Health and Safety

Developing procedures and protocols which fit your unique business, taking into account the number of staff you employ, the facilities you utilise, the product you create or the service you offer can be a complex process. Ensuring you have up-to-date health and safety systems is also paramount in the current business environment. We have the experience to guide you through that process, establishing systems which enhance efficiency and add structure to your day-to-day operations. 

Advice and Consultancy

Members of The Chamber have access to experienced business advisers and health and safety consultants who can provide you with assistance with any health and safety requirement including - tailormade health and safety systems, in-house consultancy and training and pre-audit reviews for ACC discount programmes. For health and safety advice email Helen Mason, Steve Cooper or Alan Boswell or call 03 366 5096.

Wellness matters

Workplace wellness is the foundation of business success and sustainability, with this in mind The Chamber has developed a programme of learning and support for businesses to improve employee wellbeing, increase personal understanding and enhance productivity.

The programme consists of:

  • the delivery of knowledge (awareness, strategies and tools)
  • development of skills (personal understanding and aptitude)
  • delivery of resources (quick guides and references)
  • identification of additional support (directory).

For Wellness Matters advice email Melicia Clough or call 03 353 0304.

Training and Events

The Chamber health and safety courses will help you to understand health and safety legal requirements and provide you with the skills to effectively perform the responsibilities of a workplace health and safety representative; as well as how to identify workplace hazards and to understand the implementation of health and safety management systems. Check out our health and safety training courses here. To receive our fortnightly Upcoming Training & Events e-newsletter please email Mary Botting.

Resources (samples and guides)

The Chamber has over 100 resources, free to members, covering all aspects of business operation. In particular the health and safety resources cover the following areas:

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Accident recording, reporting and investigating
  • Emergency management procedures
  • Managing hazards
  • Contracting

Visit our Health and Safety resource page to access sample documents and quick guides.

WE CharterLogoCanterbury Rebuild Safety Charter

We’ve endorsed the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter. Read more information here.

Business Assessments

The Chamber is a Regional Business Partner and a first point of contact for businesses to access business assistance in Canterbury. Regional Business Partners are responsible for the delivery of specialist services, support and funding to enhance business capability and grow business investment in research and development. The Chamber is responsible for assessing local businesses and directing them to courses, advisors, information and other public and private services that meet their particular development needs and may be partially funded via a Business Capability Voucher. To learn more visit our Capability Assessment page, or email Shirley van Waveren or call 03 353 0316.

Member Savings

Doing business with our members makes good sense. The Chamber provides a range of member discounts and special offers from our key national partners and local Chamber supporters enabling members to save money on a range of services including - banking services, recruitment, telecommunications, motor vehicles, auto rental, office products, health insurance, fuel and appliances. Visit our Member Savings page to learn more.

Publications and Communications

Health and Safety Update - a monthly e-newsletter which includes the latest news, health and safety issues and important information and tips to assist all health and safety personnel. Click here to sign up for this newsletter.

Manufacturing & Exporting - a monthly e-newsletter update for Chamber members on current manufacturing and export issues and trends, including The Exporter newsletter from ExportNZ. Click here to sign up for this newsletter.

Update magazine - distributed quarterly to Chamber members free of charge. Featuring regular columns from key business leaders, tackling current issues and showcasing Chamber members the magazine has a readership of 3000. Chamber members can advertise in the magazine at discounted prices. Click here for an Update media pack or click here to receive the next issue.

The Latest Word - a fortnightly business update e-newsletter from CEO Peter Townsend's desk. Click here to sign up to receive this newsletter.

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