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Mike Heydon

6. Safety and wellbeing

Tourism New Zealand is committed to maintaining a

healthy and safe work environment for its employees

and contractors in undertaking its activities. In 2015/16

we identified the need to have two Safety and Wellness

Committees (rather than one), to improve employee

participation in safety and wellness due to the

constraints of timezones in the 12 countries which we


The committees are progressively working to identify

and address initiatives that support maintaining

employee health, safety and wellness for their

respective regions and across the whole organisation.

We have continued to provide a great hosting and driver

training programme to ensure that all staff who host and

drive are skilled to do so safely and to a high standard.

Measures indicate these programmes continue to be

very successful and our employees feel increasingly that

safety and wellness is well managed.

With a change to the safety legislation in New Zealand,

a programme of work has been undertaken to ensure

that all practicable steps are taken to maintain a safe

working environment for our staff and others who work

with us. We have identified operational activities where

Tourism New Zealand acts in the capacity of a Person

Conducting a Business Undertaking (PCBU) and we

have established a process to ensure that together with

other PCBUs we are taking all practicable measures to

maintain the safety of staff, contractors and others.

Workplace assessments and the provision of special

equipment continue to be undertaken and provided to

ensure that employees are able to contribute effectively

in all aspects of their working life.