Health and safety is not just another task to tick off your to-do list.

Why prioritising health and safety is critical for your tourism business

At Stay Safe, we firmly believe that H&S is not just about being compliant with the law, – while compliance is important, this is the outcome of a good safety management system – rather than being the driver itself.

Benefits of a strong safety culture

Want to rebuild your bottom line post-COVID? Show your staff you care. It’s that simple.

Invest in your workers’ safety and well-being, and you’ll reap the rewards of a loyal, dedicated team. For tourism businesses, a stable workforce can make all the difference in your bottom line.

In fact, businesses with strong safety cultures and a focus on worker well-being are far more likely to be seen as desirable employers. Staff are more likely to stay, and business owners can build on that capability rather than dealing with the ongoing issues of recruitment and training. 

By investing in the health and safety of your workers, you’re also investing in the long-term success of your tourism business.

Stop treating health and safety like a pointless task. Embrace it as your chance to build a thriving, sustainable workplace that attracts and keeps top talent.

What does your Health and Safety say about your brand?

If your business was to be solely assessed on your health and safety practices, what would it say about your brand?

By prioritising safety, you’re also creating a positive image for your brand. This can have a significant impact on the success and longevity of your business.

Risks of non compliance?

The recent incident involving a travel seller being fined $267,000 for failing to ensure the safety of their customers during a Whakaari tour highlights the importance of having a commitment to safety in the tourism industry.

As a tourism operator, you have a duty to ensure that the products you sell are safe for your customers. This not only includes checking the safety protocols of any operators you work with but also disclosing any potential risks to your customers.

Ultimately, an effective safety management system is a valuable investment for any tourism business. By demonstrating your commitment to the welfare of your staff and guests, you’ll reap the rewards of a stronger brand – with both customers and employees.

Time for a chat?

Contact Andy for a no-obligation chat about health and safety in your business.