The nature of our work is high risk, and robust health and safety systems are essential to ensure our people go home safely to their families every day. Our aim is to achieve Zero harm on all our projects.
In 2015 Arrow International changed our Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) focus and systems to be more aligned with international best practice for HS&E risk management, making us industry leaders in the identification and control of critical HS&E risks.
This shift has brought about a significant change in our HS&E culture, and created a safer working environment. This culture is driven by the Arrow Executive Team and adopted by all our employees. Working safely and protecting stakeholders, the public and the environment from hazards, impacts and risk is the way Arrow always does business.
Arrow has Tertiary Level accreditation from Accident Compensation New Zealand (ACC.) and Tier 3 accreditation from Site Safe – the highest level in the Construction Safety Charter Accreditation programme. Arrow is one of only two construction companies in New Zealand to achieve this status.
A new initiative that Arrow has recently become involved with is the Safety Star Rating (SSR). This is proposed to be an injury prevention initiative to help lift the performance of workplace health and safety in New Zealand. Between November 2015 and June 2016, the SSR pilot checked how well businesses performed against 15 best practice health and safety standards and provided businesses with guidance and advice on how to improve.
Arrow signed up to the SSR Pilot with the aim of assessing its systems for risk identification, assessment and management. For a full case study on this initiative, please see below.
Arrow is an active member of the Canterbury Leaders Safety Group, and a signatory of the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter.