Safety

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TSB TOPEC – a commitment to safe practices

At TSB TOPEC, safety is our number one priority. All our staff agree that a commitment to safe practices is essential to achieve the elimination of incidents, resulting from our actions.

The TSB TOPEC commitment goes beyond caring for people and includes the complete avoidance of damage to:

  • Our environment
  • Public utilities / services, and
  • Property of any kind, including our own and adjacent buildings/property owned by others.

TSB TOPEC Core Safety Principles

All staff at TSB TOPEC embrace S.A.F.E.T.Y principles:

  • Safe does not mean risk free – we will disclose risks, we will manage risks and support Challenge-by-Choice
  • Assess – experience is no assurance that mishaps will not happen. We will continually reassess the situation to manage risks and keep within limits.
  • Focus – familiarity and prolonged exposure without a mishap can lead to a loss of appreciation of risk – Risk Perception changes with experience. We will ensure the focus on real risk is maintained.
  • Everyone is responsible for the identification and management of risk – participants, staff, management
  • Think before you act – be conservative, listen to your instincts and be prepared to stop. Always operate in the safest manner practicable.
  • Your contribution can help others – report hazards, incidents, accidents so others can learn.

We will achieve S.A.F.E.T.Y by training and working together and through our individual and collective responsibilities.

TSB TOPEC is audited by Outdoors Mark and Maritime NZ to ensure that our operation meets National Industry requirements. This audit also looks at risk management, staff competency, staff training, accident reporting and equipment.

TSB TOPEC and Outdoors Mark (Safety accreditation)

OutdoorsMarkOutdoorsMark is a safety-focused systems audit designed by the New Zealand outdoor sector for the New Zealand outdoor sector. It is suitable for a very wide range of outdoor activity providers from sole traders to multi-activity outdoor centres and is flexible enough to cater for all circumstances.

OutdoorsMark provides an independent process for assessing the robustness of operational safety policies, procedures and practices for alignment with currently accepted outdoor sector standards.

OutdoorsMark is awarded to organisations that achieve the required standard and is valid for a period of up to three years.

OutdoorsMark audits are conducted by approved OutdoorsMark auditors.

OutdoorsMark is administered, managed, and promoted by Outdoors New Zealand, the lead organisation supporting outdoor recreation, outdoor education and adventure activity providers in New Zealand. Encouraging best practice and continuous improvement in outdoor safety and programme delivery is a key area of focus for Outdoors New Zealand.

OutdoorsMark is recognised by:

  • Department of Conservation
  • Ministry of Education
  • Maritime NZ
  • Sport NZ
  • ACC
  • NZ Mountain Safety Council
  • Water Safety NZ
  • NZ Outdoor Instructors Association
  • Education Outdoors NZ
  • Secondary Principals Council