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NZ Transport Agency wins award for health and safety app

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The NZ Transport Agency is proud to have been recognised for its work in developing a mobile app to help with the reporting of health and safety incidents.

The Zero Harm Reporting Tool app developed by the Transport Agency along with an industry liaison group, won the Impac Best Significant Health and Safety Initiative by a large organisation at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards held at Auckland’s Sky City last night.

The tool is a simple to use reporting app that allows for real-time reporting of incidents that occur in the office or on a project site regardless of employer. It is cloud-based so it can be accessed through a range of mobile and tablet devices.

“We are delighted that our focus on improving health and safety for all our people has been given national recognition” says the Transport Agency’s Zero Harm Manager, Martin McMullan.

The Transport Agency has made the reporting tool available free to Transport Agency contractors and industry partners who can adopt the system and tailor it to their own specifications at no cost.

“The NZ Transport Agency is committed to leading the industry towards zero harm in the workplace so that all employees and contractors go home safe and healthy every day.”

“Reporting of health and safety incidents is a key pillar to helping us understand the areas we can improve. It provides greater visibility of what is happening on the transport network, in our offices and on our projects at any given time.”

“Through proactive benchmarking of health and safety performance, the reporting tool helps to paint a true picture of health and safety trends over time. The consistent reporting helps identify and address the root cause of incidents and then assess the effectiveness of corrective actions – a first for the New Zealand roading industry.

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