Site Safe Extends Training to Philippines


20 Nov 2017

photo of trainees in philippines

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 Philippines-based recruitment agencies Working in Resourcing and YWA Human Resources to deliver Passport-level training for workers preparing to start work in New Zealand.

Site Safe Chief Executive Alison Molloy said 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 entry-level health and safety training to get them out on to site faster.

“This will help minimise delays for the many 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.