Eastern Bay company named one of the safest workplaces

One Eastern Bay company has been named one of the safest places in the country to work, despite being centred around trips to an active volcano miles out to sea.

White Island Tours took out the title in the Small Business Category of the Safe365 Safest Place to Work Awards.

Patrick O'Sullivan, General Manager at White Island Tours says the awards considered data from more than 1000 organisations, then divides the finalists into categories based on the number of employees.

Mr O'Sullivan says the fact there are very hazardous aspects of the job is what has pushed them to have a strong safety culture across the whole business.

Emma Griffiths