Understanding and improving safety on a global scale
A company initiative to fund overseas trips to improve and promote global workplace safety has just been carried out by SafetyCulture.
The team’s first quarterly trip was taken to Bangladesh, where they connected with locals about workplace safety and visited construction sites and factories.
“The Bangladesh trip was for the team to get experiences that allow them to understand on a very deep and fundamental level why we are doing what we are doing at SafetyCulture,” said Luke Anear, SafetyCulture founder.
For one week, the team visited local factories in the garment and manufacturing industry, gaining powerful references to what safety looks like in various working environments. This trip highlighted the global problems SafetyCulture is trying to solve and helped the team understand the true human cost of not upholding safety standards.
“The challenge of hiring people in Australia is not just about finding the right technical skills, but also the people that share the same values as the company. Through company initiatives like this one, we’re helping connect our passionate staff to the global problem in a unique and impactful way,” said Anear.
The trip to Bangladesh was a positive experience for the staff who participated.
“The team that went over to Bangladesh were deeply moved by the raw and meaningful experience, which has allowed them to be even more invested in what they are doing at the company. This has a domino effect of enhancing overall culture and building unbreakable bonds among team -members,” said SafetyCulture’s head of talent, Nick Ingall.
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