Safer staff create safer workplaces
Lowie Safety ensures health and safety is at the forefront of every aspect of our business. We pride ourselves on enabling injury prevention strategies by providing effective training and personal protective equipment.
Lowie Safety ensures safety procedures and policies are maintained to align with legislation and the constantly evolving industry best practices. We provide ongoing safety education to our staff, both at the induction phase at our Lowie premises and on assignment at a Client’s business. This creates a strong foundation of safety awareness and application for all parties – win, win.
As proud recipients of the industry-recognised ACC WSMP Accreditation, Lowie has invested in a dedicated Health and Safety Team which consists of highly-skilled and qualified professionals.
Lowie Safety builds strong partnerships with Clients to ensure transparent communication on health and safety, enabling a prominent health and safety culture in the workplace. We work together, creating a united front to share knowledge across the business.
Our Approach to Safety
The safety and well-being of our Lowie Staff is of paramount importance. We take every opportunity to communicate and ensure that our Lowie Staff understand our policy, their rights and the responsibilities to ultimately ensure a safe working environment for all.
All qualified Lowie Staff undertake an induction and safety training prior to their first assignment.
Covid-19 Safety Measures
Covid presents a danger to our friends, families, and colleagues. With this in mind, we have put together in-depth policies to make sure processes are in place to keep everyone safe.
Prior to the placement of agency labour staff at client sites, Lowie Safety conducts a workplace inspection using a comprehensive workplace inspection questionnaire. Each Lowie Staff member is educated on the health and safety procedure and processes of the client site.
Temporary Employment Agreement
The Lowie temporary employment agreement, supplied to all Job Seekers who register with Lowie, clearly outlines both Lowie Safety policy and responsibilities in relation to safety. All Lowie Consultants confirm that the Lowie Staff member has read and understood the information relating to safety and record this in our management information system (FastTrack 360).
Pre-employment Health Records
As part of Lowie Safety duty of care, each member of Lowie’s Staff is required to complete a pre-employment health record. This record aims to determine any injuries that may inhibit the performance and safety of the employee.
General and Safety Induction – WorkPro
All qualified Lowie Staff are given a Lowie Induction Kit prior to their first assignment. Lowie Consultants induct new Lowie Staff using this Lowie Induction Kit which includes: General Induction
- Responsibilities of being a member of Lowie’s Staff
- Timesheets and payroll requirements
- Summary of our EEO and OH&S Policies
- Information on the nature of work
- Employment hints
Candidates also sign:
- Individual Employment Agreements
- Confidentiality requirements
Lowie Safety has also introduced WorkPro, an online induction program available via www.workpro.net.nz. This online induction training program focuses on Safety and EEO and includes a post training test, with a hurdle score for successful completion to ensure and record that the candidates have completed the training. Job Seeker assessments are permanently stored in a central and secure database. For Job Seekers, this means their induction results are available outside of Lowie, reducing the time and effort required to complete standard inductions. A certificate of completion is also generated for the Lowie staff member.
Prior to the placement of Lowie Staff, the Lowie Team consult with the Client about the workplace and the requirement for a site-specific safety induction.
Where required, each Lowie Staff member completes the site-specific induction. This is done on the first day prior to starting work at Lowie or the Client’s site as necessary. For many Clients, Lowie has implemented online Client specific inductions, enabling Lowie Staff to complete them prior to commencing their assignment. Upon completion of the Client specific induction, a computer-generated certificate is produced and provided to the Lowie Staff member.
Stay Safe Talks
When agreed with our Clients, Lowie conducts Lowie Stay Safe Talks with our Lowie staff on site at client premises. Lowie Stay Safe Talks are organised to address issues that are identified by the client and at the request of the client. Lowie Stay Safe Talks comprise a safety agenda and include, as a minimum, the following elements:
- Safety incidents for the month
- Discussion of RED FLAG issues
- Site performance
- Forecasting upcoming activity