Health & Safety

The health and safety of our people is our number one priority.

Keeping our people safe

We maintain our commitment of “Everyone Safely Home Every Day” and actively value and protect the physical and mental health and safety of our employees and contractors. As a high-hazard site, we have embedded our safety culture into everything that we do.

We are continually striving to deliver a world-class health and safety performance in order to keep our people and our site safe. 

We support our people with training, health and safety management systems and a dedicated Health, Safety and Environmental support.

Our safety culture is underpinned by our E Tu Tangata (Stand in the Gap) safety programme. This employee-led initiative incorporates values from Te Ao Māori into the culture and celebrates diversity, which has contributed greatly to improved safety performance.  Key safety initiatives include our Hauora Hikoi (Safety Walks) and Hauora Korero (Safety Talks), which are undertaken by people across the business. 

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Our Safety Case

As we operate a high hazard facility, we work within a system of stringent safety policies and controls and comply with New Zealand’s Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

To demonstrate our ability to operate safely with control over potential hazards, we developed a comprehensive Safety Case which was approved in 2022 by WorkSafe, the regulator. Our Safety Case has been updated to reflect the business transition to import terminal operations.  

The Safety Case details the hazards that, left unchecked, could result in major incidents; along with the measures used to prevent such incidents occurring and the emergency response systems to reduce consequences should an incident occur. We are proud of our team and the work that has gone into developing the Safety Case, which further strengthens the effectiveness of personal and process safety management at Channel Infrastructure.