Te Reo Māori | English Health and Safety (Conversation set)

Designed in collaboration with WorkSafe NZ - everything you need to start talking about health and safety at work.

 

Safer organizations perform better. But safer organizations don’t occur by focusing on hazards and incidents. Safety is a natural consequence of focusing on resilience. Our Health and Safety set is designed to elicit conversations centered around the behaviours that have the most impact on resilience.

 

The great news is we’ve now collaborated with Maurea consulting to translate these conversations into Te Reo Māori to form a dual language conversation set. Together with Maurea consulting, we want to help people ignite their Māori Cultural Competency in a safe, fun and explorative way, making Māori culture accessible. With a history of working with large organisations in Aotearoa and leading change through their Te Kaa programme, Maurea consulting were a natural choice as a partner for Joyous.

 

Within this conversation set, you’ll still find all of the same categories and topics as
you would in the traditional Health and Safety set; however, questions will be presented with both their English and Te Reo Māori translations.

 

The intent of these dual-language conversations is to help people in Aotearoa positively identify with Māori culture. They will also help people who want to improve their Te Reo Māori as we are able to present the two languages side by side in Joyous.

 

Here is the full conversation set.

 


Capacity

Support

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Kei te tautokotia au kia tutuki pai i au aku mahi.

I have the support I need to get my job done safely.

He aha atu anō ngā tautokotanga e tika ana māu?

Is there any other support that you need?
Kua rite nei mātou kia angitū ai.

We are set up to succeed at work.
He aha atu ētahi mea hei tautoko i a koe kia angitū ai?

Is there anything else you need to help you succeed?

Intensity

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ka taea tonutia e mātou ā mātou mahi, ahakoa te toimaha.

We can handle our work even when it is intense.

He wā anō i kore ai koe e taea te whakatutuki i āu mahi?

Can you think of a time when your work wasn't manageable?

Ki a au, kei te pai noa ā mātou mahi i te nuinga o te wā.

I usually feel that our work is under control.
Hei āhea ngā wā e uaua ai āu mahi?

When is your work most difficult?

Flow

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ka taea e au te aro pū ki aku mahi.

I am able to focus on my main tasks.

He āhuatanga rānei e aukati ana i a koe ki te aro ki āu ritenga mahi?

Is there anything that stops you from focusing on your main tasks?

He tino rawe ā mātou whakaritenga mahi, kei te aro pū hoki.

We are set up to be efficient and focused.

He āhuatanga atu anō e whakapōrearea ana i āu mahi?

Is there anything that gets in the way of you doing your job?

 


Variability

Conditions

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ka taea ā mātou mahi, ahakoa te aha.

We can do our work in all conditions.

He āhuatanga rānei i kore ai āu mahi e haumaru?

Are there any conditions that make your work unsafe?

E mōhio ana mātou me pēhea te urutau i ā mātou mahi i ngā wā e tika ana.

We know how to adapt our work when needed.

He aha ngā āhuatanga uaua kia urutau ai?

What conditions are the hardest to adapt to?

Trade-offs

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Mātua rā ko te haumarutanga.

Safety is our top priority.

He aha rā tētahi wā kāore nei te haumarutanga i tino arotia?

Can you think of a time when safety was not a top priority?

Mēnā whāia ngā whakamōrea, mātua rā ko ngā āhuatanga haumaru.

If we need to make trade-offs, we ensure safety remains a priority.

Me pēhea tā mātou whakaū ake i te haumarutanga hei kaupapa matua?

How can we ensure safety is always a priority?

Surprise

Rated Statement Conversation Starter
Kīhai mātou e whakahōhātia i te nuinga o te wā.

Our work is rarely disrupted.
He aha ngā mea nui e whakararuraru nei i āu mahi?

What disrupts your work the most?

Ka rere pai noa ā mātou mahi i te nuinga o te wā.

Work usually goes as planned.

Hei āhea ngā wā kāore nei e tika te rere o ngā mahi?

When does your work not go to plan?

 


Culture

Learning

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Inā pā mai he raru, ka tautoko mātou i a mātou anō, kia ako, kia pai ake ai.

When things go wrong, we help each other learn to do better.

Me pēhea e pai ake ā mātou mahi e ako ai ki ngā wāhi i raru ai?

What could we do better to learn from what goes wrong?

He pai noa ki a au te tuku i aku whakaaro ki te whakapai ake i te haumarutanga.

I am comfortable making suggestions to improve safety.
He whakaaro anō āu e pai akei ai te haumarutanga?

Do you have any suggestions to improve safety?

Empowering

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ka akiakina mātou ki te tuari whakaaro mō te whakapai ake i ngā ritenga hauora, haumaru hoki.

We are encouraged to share ideas to improve health and safety.

He aha ngā āhuatanga e hāneanea noa ai te tangata i tāna tuari mai i ōna whakaaro?

What would help people feel comfortable sharing their ideas?

Ka whai āheinga au ki te whakahaere i ngā kaupapa hauora, haumaru hoki.

I have opportunities to help manage health and safety.

He aha ō hiahia kia whai wāhi ai koe?

How would you like to be involved?

Understanding

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

E mārama ana ā mātou tukanga mō ngā mahi e whāia nei e mātou.

Our procedures make sense for the work we do.

He tukanga kāore rānei i te mārama?

Are there any procedures that don't make sense?

Kei te mārama ō mātou kaihautū ki ā mātou mahi.

Our leaders understand the work we do.

He kaupapa rānei kāore nei i te mārama?

Is there anything that is not understood?

 

 


Resilience

Adaptability

Rated Statement Conversation Starter
Ka wawe tonu tā mātou urutau ki ngā panonitanga o ngā āhuatanga mahi.

We are able to adapt quickly to changes in working conditions.

He aha ngā āhuatanga e uaua ai ngā mahi urutau?

What makes it difficult to adapt?

Kei te rite mātou ki te urutau noa ki ngā āhuatanga whawhati tata i runga i te haumaru.

We are prepared to safely adapt to emergencies.
Me whāia rānei ētahi atu kaupapa whakangungu?

Do you have any suggestions to improve safety?

Reflection

Rated Statement Conversation Starter
Ka tirohia ngā mahi i tika kia mārama ai he aha i tika ai.

We look at jobs that went right to understand how that happens.

He aha atu anō he mahi mā mātou e mārama ai ngā āhuatanga e tōtika ai ngā mahi?

What more can we be doing to understand how to do our jobs right?

Kei te rite mātou ki te urutau noa ki ngā āhuatanga whawhati tata i runga i te haumaru.

We are prepared to safely adapt to emergencies.
Me whāia rānei ētahi atu kaupapa whakangungu?

Do you have any suggestions to improve safety?

Proactivity

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ka whāia te ara kakama i ngā whakahaerenga haumarutanga.

We take a proactive approach to managing safety.

He panonitanga atu anō me whāia mō ngā whakahaerenga mahi?

Are there any changes we should make to managing safety?

Ka whakaaro nui mātou ki ngā rongoā ārai atu i ngā raruraru.


We take time to come up with solutions to potential problems.

He aha te ara pai ki te tautohu me te tuari i ētahi rongoā ki ngā raruraru?


What is the best way to identify and share solutions to problems?