Safety initiative for labour-hire market

Friday, 24 July, 2009

Integrated, a national provider of recruitment and labour services, is leading by example on safety education in the labour-hire services industry, to ensure employees return home from work in the same state as they arrived — free from injury.

One of its initiatives aiming for zero injuries to its workforce — the Target Zero program — was recently launched. The initiative includes a process to initiate and maintain consultation and communication with its employees, called Safety Conversation Days where every internal employee, including CEO Brian Styles, downs tools for the day to spend time face-to-face with external employees (candidates) and discuss relevant and vital safety topics.

Styles said, “Target Zero is the next step forward for Integrated in achieving zero harm. We firmly believe that good business and safety practices are linked, and tied to the common goals of ourselves and our clients.”

Each Safety Conversation Day forms part of Integrated’s nationwide Target Zero campaign that was launched in March 2009, with a target of 20% injury reduction each year across all injury categories.

Integrated is championing safety amongst its Australia-wide network of 6000 casual candidates employed daily across some 1800 client sites annually, by conducting safety inductions and regularly monitoring candidate safety. For the past five years, Integrated has reduced lost time in injuries by 75% annually and continues to reduce hazards, display safety leadership and foster client safety partnerships.

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