Myths, myths . . . and more myths

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The construction industry is a haven for myths surrounding workplace health and safety — “she’ll be right, it’ll only take a minute”, “you’ll be fine, we’ve always done it that way”, “don’t worry, working at height without fall protection is really safe” — along with many others.

 

Site Safe is again delighted to be hosting the 2008 “MythBusting” Safety Conference being held at the Ellerslie Convention Centre in Greenlane, Auckland, on Thursday, 25 September 2008.

 

Seven thought-provoking topics will be on the agenda that speakers from within government, industry and Site Safe will dispel.

 

Myths on the board include:

Marketing your business and safety performance can’t be good for your business.

Clients have no responsibility and gain no benefit from the safety of contractors.

Health and safety are equal partners.

There’s no risk of injury from falls under three metres.

Training and PPE always protects you when working at height.

Safety is a cost to the organisation.

Safety performance starts and ends at the coal face.

 

There will be humour, some possible controversy and, without doubt, lots of valuable information to take away.

 

There’ll be time over morning tea and lunch to meet up with mates and industry contacts to discuss the myths that you see as prevalent in the industry.

 

This conference is for everyone in the construction industry — from the guys on the tools through to chief executives.

 

Safety affects everyone in the industry, and this event will give you valuable food for thought on how to approach and manage safety in the future.

 

Outline of timing for the day:

7.30am – 8.30am Registration

8.30am Welcome and official opening

3.30pm Conference concludes , refreshments available

4pm End of day

 

To register your attendance, visit the Site Safe web site at www.sitesafe.org.nz to download the registration form, fax 04 499 2508, email conference@sitesafe.org.nz, or phone 04 494 8334 to book your places.