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Duty of Care in Health and Safety

Caring for others, whether at home or in the workplace is a human trait most of us experience in one form or another. In legal terms, a duty of care is an obligation to provide a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that might foreseeably harm others. Duty of care forms a key principle in the [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First Aid at Work Makes a Difference

First aid gives employees the knowledge and, more importantly, the confidence to spring into action in an emergency. Whether it's for a customer or colleague, when an emergency happens, knowing what to do and what not to do can make all the difference. If you're running a business, the new Health and Safety legislation requires you [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Improve Health & Safety in the Workplace

The implementation of health and safety systems is an ongoing process that requires constant monitoring and adjustment to be most successful. It's a process that is sometimes referred to as the Health and Safety Improvement Cycle. By working through the cycle of Review, Plan and Action, you can set up and support effective health and [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Sun Protection Imperative for Outdoor Workers

UV radiation is a high-energy radiation that can cause damage to human cells. It can result in sunburn and may lead to cancer. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma cancer in the world, putting people who work outdoors at risk. From farmers and construction workers to gardeners and courier drivers, employers [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Understanding Risk Assessments in Health and Safety

Under the new Health and Safety legislation, assessment of risk is a key part of hazard management in the workplace. Having a good understanding of risk assessment and how to do it can help keep your staff safe – which is also good for business. A risk assessment is the process of identifying those things [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stress, Mental Health and Safety in the Workplace

The new Health and Safety Act provides for mental health issues, so employers will need to consider the mental health of their workers as part of providing a safe workplace. Traditionally, Worksafe has focused on physical harms, however these days, more and more of us work inside, at a desk. The type of workplace hazards [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health and Safety in High Risk Industries

There are more than 200,000 work related injuries each year in New Zealand that result in a claim to ACC. That’s significantly more per head of population than our nearest neighbours, Australia. Under the new health and safety legislation, your business is considered to be in a high risk industry if there is increased risk [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Training for a Safety Culture will Benefit Forestry Industry

Research is showing that building a positive safety culture has great safety benefits for everyone involved in the forestry sector. The New Zealand forestry industry has been labelled our deadliest sector. In 2013 one in every five workplace fatalities happened in forestry. Common injuries include lacerations and puncture wounds, fractures and dislocations, and soft tissue [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making the Construction Industry Workplace Safer

The construction sector is one of the largest employers in New Zealand, but it also has a significant proportion of workplace-related accidents. Health and safety measures are costly and there is considerable pressure on builders to keep costs down and start taking short cuts. The new Health and Safety at Work Act came into force on 4 April 2016. [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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