On 30 November 2020, it was announced that Worksafe NZ is prosecuting 13 parties following the investigation of the Whakaari/White Island tragedy.
If proven, the above charges carry maximum fines of $300,000 for the individuals and $1,500,000 for the parties.
A terrible tragedy that could have been avoided had everyone involved, including the landowners of Whakaari/White Island, played their part in ensuring that visitors and guides to the island were safe.
Read full details of the WorkSafe announcement:
As a nation, we need to look at this tragedy and think about the positions we hold within our organisations and what we can do to ensure our people go home safely to their families at the end of each and every working day.
Check out the chart below. Where do you sit within this hierarchy?
What can you do better within your business to ensure the people you are responsible for each day, including employees, contractors, workers, and visitors, go home safely to their families?
SiteConnect can help you ensure compliance, engagement, and communication with all the personnel you and your organisation may be responsible for.
Then call us now on Freephone 0800 748 763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to help you to keep your teams safe!