Home Time campaign

The Home Time campaign is built around a goal that we share with our colleagues at WorkSafe New Zealand – that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.

Home Time is designed to raise awareness about health and safety, and challenge Kiwis to make our workplaces safer and healthier for everyone.

The centrepiece of the campaign is the TV advertisement below showing workers returning home healthy and safe at the end of the day.

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Why do we need to change?

By now we all know that New Zealand has an unacceptably high workplace death and injury toll.

Every year about 50 people are killed in a workplace incident and hundreds more die an early death as a result of work-related ill-health. Our health and safety record is about twice as bad as Australia’s and three times worse than the UK’s.

The economic cost of workplace deaths, injuries and ill-health is estimated at $3.5-billion a year – but the real toll is paid by the family, friends and co-workers of those who are killed and seriously injured.

We need to change our workplace health and safety culture. The Home Time campaign is about starting that conversation and it’s timed to coincide with the introduction on 4 April of the new Health and Safety at Work Act.

Our advocates

The TV advertisement features some of New Zealand’s industry leaders, who are advocates for this campaign.

The video below features interviews with:

  • Mike Bennetts – CEO of Z Energy
  • Alison Barrass – CEO of Griffin’s Foods Limited
  • Cos Bruyn – CEO of Downer New Zealand
  • Sir David Fagan – farmer and international shearing champion.

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More information

You can find out more about the campaign and our advocates by checking out WorkSafe’s campaign page.

Published: 1 March 2016