Attitudes and Behaviours Survey 2014

Results from the 2014 survey of workers’ and employers’ attitudes to health and safety, and their behaviours in the workplace.

Health and Safety Attitudes and Behaviours Survey in the New Zealand Workforce

A survey of workers and employers in 2014

The Attitudes and Behaviours Survey began in 2014 with a comprehensive survey of over 3,700 workers and over 1,900 employers.

The 2014 survey provides the baseline results.

Qualitative research carried out ahead of the main survey explored health and safety from the point of view of a small number of workers and employers to help design the survey questionnaire and also inform the communication of health and safety messages.

This fact sheet summarises the key conclusions and results from the 2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Survey.

2014 Attitudes and behaviour baseline survey - fact sheet (PDF 88 KB)

This report provides a comprehensive description of the survey findings and conclusions.

As well as describing results for workers and employers overall, results for different industry sectors are compared, including comparable results for the commercial fishing sector. The full results for the commercial fishing sector are published by Maritime New Zealand.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey cross-sector survey report (PDF 2.1 MB)

In the agriculture sector, 609 workers and 401 employers completed the survey.

The following summary of results focuses on high-level indicators from the responses given by respondents in the agriculture sector.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey agriculture sector survey report (PDF 4.2 MB)

In the construction sector, 619 workers and 364 employers completed the survey.

The following summary of results focuses on high-level indicators from the responses given by respondents in the construction sector.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey construction sector survey report (PDF 4.2 MB)

In the forestry sector, 378 workers and 293 employers completed the survey.

The following summary of results focuses on high-level indicators from the responses given by respondents in the forestry sector.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey forestry sector survey report (PDF 4.4 MB)

In the manufacturing sector, 708 workers and 367 employers completed the survey.

The following summary of results focuses on high-level indicators from the responses given by respondents in the manufacturing sector.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey manufacturing sector survey report (PDF 4.1 MB)

The purpose of this research was to investigate key themes with regard to health and safety, including the identification of a spread of attitudes to be confirmed quantitatively.

This qualitative research involved 97 in-depth interviews and mini-groups, conducted over 3-28 March 2014.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey cross-sector research report (PDF 2 MB)

This report presents agricultural sector findings.

The purpose of this research was to investigate key themes with regard to health and safety, including the identification of a spread of attitudes to be confirmed quantitatively.

This qualitative research involved 97 in-depth interviews and mini-groups - 25 interviews in the agricultural sector - conducted over 3-28 March 2014. 

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey agriculture sector research report (PDF 1.2 MB)

This report presents general findings and findings specific to the construction sector.

The purpose of this research was to investigate key themes with regard to health and safety, including the identification of a spread of attitudes to be confirmed quantitatively.

This qualitative research involved 97 in-depth interviews and mini-groups - 29 in the construction sector - conducted over 3-28 March 2014.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey construction sector research report (PDF 1.2 MB)

This report presents general findings and findings specific to the forestry sector.

The purpose of this research was to investigate key themes with regard to health and safety, including the identification of a spread of attitudes to be confirmed quantitatively.

This qualitative research involved 97 in-depth interviews and mini-groups - 18 in the forestry sector - conducted over 3-28 March 2014.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey forestry sector research report (PDF 1.3 MB)

This report presents general findings and findings specific to the manufacturing sector.

The purpose of this research was to investigate key themes with regard to health and safety, including the identification of a spread of attitudes to be confirmed quantitatively.

This qualitative research involved 97 in-depth interviews and mini-groups - 25 in the manufacturing sector - conducted over 3-28 March 2014.

2014 Attitudes and Behaviours Baseline Survey manufacturing sector research report (PDF 1.2 MB)