Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) required a highly configurable health and safety system to help keep over 450 staff safe across a land and maritime area of over 1.5 million hectares.
The challenge? Staff spread throughout diverse work locations, from country areas, on the boat in the harbour, to being completely remote in the bush.
This includes jobs and tasks in flood protection, pest management, public transport services, harbour navigation and safety, marine pollution, the provision of regional parks, and water supply.
“We needed a system that could cater to a wide range of unique scenarios,” says Matthew Lear, GWRC Health and Safety Manager.
Adding to the challenge was the need for the system to be intuitive. Staff had to pick it up with ease and be comfortable integrating it into their day.
“Above all, our main priority was to support our teams in keeping safe at work,” says Matthew Lear.
Ease of reporting was also required, with both councillors and senior management requiring regular updates on GWRC’s health and safety performance.