Construction Safety in Taranaki


Be Safe Taranaki   
PO Box 291   
New Plymouth, 4310   


Construction Safety in Taranaki


The Taranaki Construction Safety group has been active since 2008.  A group involved or associated with the construction industry were keen to find new ways to influence and change behaviours and reduce the risks for those working in the industry. Like us on Facebook

Regular events include TOOLBOX sessions, the annual Apprentice Challenge and other information workshops.

The organising committee meets every first Tuesday of the month and welcome others particularly to discuss  ideas, promotion and coordination of activities.

February Event: Breakfast with the Inspectors

Breakfast with the Inspectors

Find out their roles, their expectations, plus support and resources available
When: 24th February 2017
Where: WITT Campus – Bell Street (a campus map will be sent to you when you register)
Time: 7.00am - 9.30am

Bookings essential for catering
RSVP Marilyn at by 17 February 2017 – no walk-ins please.



"The Health and Health in Health and Safety" - H&S at Work Act 2015 obligations explained and clarified.

This expo was held on Wednesday 27th July at the Taranaki Sport and Underwater Club.

Speaker presentations can be accessed through the links below.


Occupations Health - Carolyn Haybittle

Clean Air and Worksafe's work-related focus - Jill Manaia



WorkSafe NZ have produced Guidelines to assist those working in the Construction industry.  These provide guidance for working safely in known areas of risk, providing expectations and suggestions for training and controls.  Check the website for:


WorkSafe NZ also provide newsletters on topics of specific interest: clickk on the title below to load 

Taranaki Apprentice Safety Challenge

The seventh annual safety challenge for Taranaki apprentices was held in May 2016.  The Master Builders shield was won by the Energyworks team after a contest over ten activities.  

The contest allows the participants to demonstrate safety knowlege and ability, while learning from a variety of experts and trainers.  Interest in participating in the day continues to grow.  if you have a young workforce or would like to provide an apprentice with a different challenge register your interest in the 2017 challenge!