The safety of our people takes precedence over everything else.
Northpower sees safety as a journey - one that we have sought to take our employees and their families on with us. Our journey started as may do, with compliance and has over time evolved, building on sound foundations to incorporate behaviour based safety pricinples.
Our family style approach to employment means we are emotionally committed to the well-being of our people.
We have chosen to apply the psychology of human dynamics to enrich the culture in which our people work. By employing people-based principles we build feelings of self-esteem, personal control, optimism, empowerment and a sense of belonging. And perhaps most importantly an increase in the willngness of our people to 'actively care' for the safety and wellbeing of others.
We implement safe working practices as a matter of course. Each key business department is required to incorporate health and safety into their strategic planning, annual planning and business directions.
Although our managers and supervisors are accountable for the support and implementation of health and safety policies within the company, individual safety is the responsibility of all our people. We provide a safe and healthy working environment for our people and have invested over $1 million into safety over the past year.
We were awarded the 2006 "Electricity Supply Industry Safety Award" for significant industry achievement and contribution to improving health and safety performance in the workplace, and in 2006 we received the "Northland Business Excellence Award" for sustainability and twice been finalists in the JRA "Best Places to Work" Awards. We were awarded the EEA 2010 Workplace Safety Award.