The FMCG industry has an aim of zero harm, and FGC backs this 100 per cent.
The Department of Labour produces a lot of material around workplace safety and has recently updated is resource around stacking and storage, some of it in response to the Christchurch earthquakes.
This resource is on the department’s website and can be accessed by clicking on the following links:
- safe stacking and storage
- disaster recovery for stacking and shelving
- a real-life story for stacking shelves
- machinery and forklift safety, (includes a guarding fact sheet for conveyor belts)
The Department of Labour is also asking organisations to join their ‘Partners in Action Pledge’, in which signatories agree to play an active role in improving health and safety outcomes in the workplace, contribute to the National Action Agenda, the Sector Action Plans, and the Occupation Health Action Plan, and work towards achieving zero harm in workplaces. You can get more information by going to their website here.
There has been excellent progress with FGC members taking the Zero Harm Pledge for safety in the workplace. Kimberley-Clark, Sealord, and Storelink are the latest to take the Pledge.
Take the Pledge
If you’d like more information about the Pledge and what it takes to commit, you are welcome to email Gerry Lynch, Chair of the FGC Health and Safety Working Group. This group is made up of FGC members as well as representatives from Progressive, Foodstuffs NI, Foodstuffs SI and The Warehouse.
How health & safety works for business
The Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum has published a snapshot of how health and safety is governed, managed, and organised in New Zealand business.