Premium Safety Management Programme

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Aims of the programme

This is Adapto’s premium product, combining a comprehensive compliance system with a culture change programme. It enables the company to benefit from both an easy to use safety system and a culture that incorporates good safety behaviour.

ACC’s experience rating is based on the frequency and severity of accidents. The combination of a good safety system and a positive culture will culminate in reducing the company’s experience rating.


Implementation takes place over an extended period, typically nine months or more and does not involve a big bang approach. Change will happen gradually over time, giving habits the opportunity to be permanently imbedded.

Short description of programme


Adapto provides the company with an easy to understand compliance system that meets ACC’s requirements. The system is designed to succeed at tertiary level and has stripped away all superfluous procedures/documents that unnecessarily complicate health and safety systems.

All templates, procedures and processes are in simple everyday language that everyone in the organisation from senior management to shop floor employees can understand.


Culture is often seen as mystical, when it is no more than the collective noun for the habits of a group. Adapto offers a comprehensive change process, enabling your staff to practice safe working habits and substantially reducing accident frequency rates (along with the cost of human trauma, rehabilitation, down time, bad press and so on).

The process is non-threatening and does not require extensive time commitments from line management or staff; the change happens while people do their normal jobs. A series of interactive interventions are linked together to bring about desired (good) habits that will ultimately improve staff wellbeing and your bottom line.

The combination of the compliance and culture changes can directly influence the company’s ACC experience rating for the better.

Who is involved?

Adapto works with an internally appointed programme co-ordinator, ensuring this person has the skills and resources available to facilitate the change process internally. Adapto regularly visits the company premises.

This programme does not involve seminars, other than an orientation session with managers at the start of the programme and two one-day training sessions with the Safety Committee members. Beyond that all staff continue to perform their normal daily duties while adopting new habits.

Methods of presentation

This is a specifically designed programme for an organisation. Adapto works alongside the organisation’s internal co-ordinator for the duration of the programme, ensuring the objectives are met and the staff develop the skills to continue the programme beyond Adapto’s involvement.