Council wins award for health and safety

Developing customer focussed health and safety tools resulted in the city council events team winning an ACC award on Friday. Supplied photo.

An award recognising an organisation that demonstrates excellence in workplace health and safety practices, and that has successfully integrated these into its operation, was presented to Tauranga City Council on Friday night.

The council received the workplace safety award at the Westpac Tauranga Business Awards.

The judges commended the city events team on outstanding commitment and leadership in health and safety.

“We integrated the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 into event organisation in a way that aligned with Council's approach to risk, and helped to give event organisers a level of comfort that their events were well-planned,” says city events manager Gareth Wallis.

“We developed some customer-focused health and safety tools and guidelines for event owners, and provided specialist advice and dedicated workshops for them to assist in delivering safe, healthy and successful events. The city events team and the wider organisation has worked really hard in this space and it's fantastic to be recognised for that.”

The Westpac Tauranga Business Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation and success of business in the Western Bay of Plenty.



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