5. Workplace management
Whakahaere i te wāhi mahi
Workplace management is about ensuring everyone is inducted into the school about health and safety, that emergency planning exists and there is a positive culture about the importance of health and safety. The resources on this page have been developed through the Sector Reference Group and NZSTA.
For more information and resources, see the Other Content section below.
Leadership relating to health and safety can be best summarised using the three C's:
- Cooperation: the action of working together to achieve positive outcomes around health and safety.
- Consultation: the process of formally discussing and collaborating on health and safety.
- Communication: the effective exchange of health and safety information.
Why is induction important?
Induction is the process of familiarising people new to the workplace with the health and safety requirements of that workplace. The Board/ECE must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, it provides any information, training, instruction or supervision necessary to protect everyone from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out by and at the school or ECE service. Everyone coming into the workplace for the first time should receive a level of induction training appropriate to their circumstances. For example, new workers should receive an in-depth induction whereas other people such as visitors normally receive induction training that covers the risks they are likely to encounter and what to do in the event of an emergency.