Innovative move to improve construction labour shortage


Site Safe’s new partnership with Filipino recruitment organisations is helping ensure workers hit the ground running when they arrive in New Zealand

Site Safe has joined forces with Working In Resourcing, an NZ-based immigration company and its counter-part Philippines-based recruitment agency, YWA Human Resource Corporation, to deliver entry-level health and safety training for workers preparing to start work in New Zealand.

Site Safe Chief Executive Alison Molloy says the partnership would benefit employers by ensuring workers are work-ready when they arrive.

“Teaming up with great recruitment agencies in the Philippines means workers will already have the right health and safety training to get them out on to site faster.

“This will help minimise delays for the New Zealand businesses who employ Filipino workers and provide a smoother transition process for the workers on arrival.

“We recognise that access to workers is a significant hurdle facing the construction industry and believe that this partnership will help improve turnaround timeframes for both our members and the wider industry.”

The Site Safe Foundation Passport training, which provides successful trainees with site access through a Site Safety Card, will be delivered by experienced trainers as part of the wider induction process for incoming workers.

Site Safe is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation that promotes, inspires and supports a culture of health and safety in New Zealand construction.