Following significant work by the WasteMINZ Health and Safety Sector Group Steering Committee and consultation with the industry the Health and Safety Strategy for the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Sector has been finalised and is now available on the WasteMINZ website by clicking here

The input of our members has played an important role in the finalisation of the strategy, ensuring that it is balanced and reflective of the realities of our industry whilst also being an aspirational document which supports an environment of continuous improvement.

The strategy reflects recent developments in waste practices and technology and has been influenced by New Zealand injury data from the Sector. It also recognises the increasing level of professionalism, commitment to good practice and collaboration across the Sector and is intended to be a living document.

I would like to extend my thanks to all those who have been involved in the development of this important document. After all excellence in health and safety is more than just complying with the rules, it’s about creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone in our sector.

Cheers, Paul