Projects of the Land Safety Forum
IntroductionThe Land Safety Forum carries out a range of collaborative projects. These are run via sub-groups of interested members.
Data and insights
Data and insights is one of the areas of focus for the forum.
While there is a strong commitment to research and evidence-based action, organisations are often hampered by a lack of readily available data. The data and insights sub-group aims to address this and improve the quality and accessibility of land safety prevention information.
The first project of the data and Insights group is a stocktake of existing research and data sources. See a list of available research.
Signage is another focus for the forum.
Frequently signage is viewed as the go-to solution to visitor safety risks, however there is a lack of agreed best practice in outdoor safety signage in New Zealand. Safety signage is created in many different styles, producing a lack of consistency and potentially limiting its effectiveness.
The Land Safety Forum is commissioning a literature review to identify the factors that increase the effectiveness of safety signage. The findings will be used to:
- develop best practice guidance for outdoor safety signage in New Zealand
- advise organisations wishing to address a visitor safety risk about the most effective intervention
- evaluate the appropriateness of existing signage.
The literature review will be available in the second half of 2023.