Construction personnel work outside in all weathers, including in the heat in the height of summer. That’s why Fletcher Construction knows it must do all it can to protect the skin and eye health of its 3500 employees.
The WorkWell programme supports signed-up workplaces through a framework designed to meet what the staff want to achieve in the areas of organizational, environmental and individual change to improve wellbeing. Organisations can work towards bronze, silver and gold accreditation. Rotorua Lakes Council achieved gold in February 2018.
The health and safety team from Port of Tauranga now notices more workers slopping on sunscreen and slapping on a hat before heading out to work. The port’s health and safety team share their experience of adding the Sun Protection Alert (SPA) to their website.