Our safety record – the best in the business

Camelspace have one of the best safety records in the industry and are active members of Site Safe and SARNZ (Scaffolding and Rigging New Zealand).

Camelspace are the only company in New Zealand to have ever won the coveted industry award for technical excellence, innovation, quality and safety three times (SARNZ Scaffold of the Year Award).

Camelspace has never had a WorkSafe/DOL/OSH Prohibition Notice, Infringement Notice or prosecution. This is despite clocking up many hundreds of thousands of man-hours in a high-risk industry.


Safety Systems

Camelspace has an extensive Health and Safety (H&S) system and a fulltime dedicated H&S Manager with a National Certificate in Construction Site Safety.

Camelspace is an approved Level 3 contractor with SITEWISE and PREQUAL, both independent prequalification and auditing organisations. Camelspace has achieved the highest possible score with both organisations within the relevant category. 


HIGHLIGHTS OF CAMELSPACE’S SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • A complete H&S system that embraces safety training as a cornerstone of performance. All work crews/teams in the scaffolding division are led by staff who are fully qualified with Scaffolding Certificates of Competence and National Certificates in Scaffolding.

  • Camelspace has a Level 4 trained H&S Representative in each branch to provide staff support and ensure all staff are fully conversant and compliant with the H&S Policy and procedures.

  • Camelspace is a member of SARNZ and Site Safe and participates in reviews of applicable standards as they occur to improve safety within the industry.

  • Camelspace provide health and safety training for all staff. All field staff have completed Building Construction Passport Training through Site Safe and Working at Heights to Level 3 (NZQA: 23229, 15757).

  • All Leading Hands hold First Aid Certificates.

  • A Site Specific Safety Plan is completed for each project.

  • A Hazard ID/Task Analysis/Toolbox Talk is performed and Emergency Plan Procedures prepared and documented each day prior to the commencement of any work with the former redone as many times as necessary throughout the day at each stage of the job that differs from the last or when new staff members join the team. All team members participate in this ongoing routine.

  • Camelspace maintains a comprehensive Qualifications Register which details all employee qualifications including inductions and expiry dates – available on request.

  • Camelspace has never had a WorkSafe/DOL/OSH Prohibition Notice, Infringement Notice or prosecution. This is despite clocking up many hundreds of thousands of man-hours in a high-risk industry.

  • Camelspace has not had any serious harm accidents in the past five years and never had a fatality. 

  • Camelspace is the only company in NZ to have ever won the coveted industry award for technical excellence, innovation, quality and safety three times (SARNZ Scaffold of the Year Award). See What makes us proud for details of other awards won.


Safety Statistics

Statistics are part of every recognised safety system and form part of safety management best practice.

Nonetheless, Camelspace dislike the fact statistics tend to depersonalise those who have been hurt in the workplace and arguably marginalise the affect that harm has on others’ lives around them. Consequently, Camelspace believes that if safety statistics are to exist, unanimous agreement should be reached within the organisation and sight never be lost of the fact the only acceptable ‘statistic’ is zero accidents!

At Camelspace that unanimous agreement has been reached; with employees, subcontractors and suppliers regularly reminded to maintain a focus on that goal.

We accept statistics perform the necessary evil of tracking and measuring to help maintain an ongoing focus on achieving the nobler goal of ‘target zero’. That’s what’s strived for and that’s why we measure.

Our LTI and LTIFR statistics are well below industry norms and benchmarks.


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