Five reasons to sort your health and safety plan today

We all know health and safety is an important part of any business. Without a solid plan in place, you run the risk of accidents happening under your watch (and a team of very unhappy employees!). The good news? Once you’ve sorted a health and safety plan and got your team trained and ready to [...]

2018-09-06T16:15:38+13:00September 6th, 2018|

Look after your “old dogs” and keep everyone safe!

Being experienced doesn’t guarantee you’re a safer worker or better at your job – sometimes being around the block leads to complacency. So, how can employers keep their people safe? Read on to find out what I discovered during a recent conversation with my brother-in-law David, an Australian earth-moving business owner. David and I were [...]

2018-03-09T13:58:11+13:00March 9th, 2018|

Near Misses in the Workplace

Every day we experience near misses. Some are closer than others. They're the ones when you know that with just a slight change in circumstances you could have been seriously injured. When these near misses occur in the workplace they can be seen as both a warning and an opportunity - a warning that a [...]

2017-05-23T12:22:13+13:00May 23rd, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-02-22T14:29:31+13:00February 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-03-02T09:45:21+13:00February 22nd, 2017|

Health and Safety at your Holiday House or Rental

It’s that time of the year when we escape the cities and the daily grind, rent a little holiday house by the beach, bush or river and unwind for a week or two. If you own a holiday home that you rent out to others, you need to be aware of your responsibilities under the [...]

2017-03-02T09:45:47+13:00January 22nd, 2017|

New Health and Safety Regulations Changing NZ Farm Culture

Farm work has its share of risks and while health and safety is nothing new, the new health and safety regulations look set to be changing the traditional “she’ll be right” NZ farm culture. The new regulations which were brought in last year mean farmers are responsible for taking the lead on creating a positive health [...]

2017-02-22T10:19:44+13:00October 20th, 2016|

Increased Need for Workplace Health & Safety Courses

The controversial Health and Safety at Work Act came into force in April this year and many small businesses are still coming to grips with the changes. The new act has a much broader reach. While the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) is considered to hold the primary duty of care, everyone's responsibility has [...]

2017-02-22T10:34:25+13:00August 22nd, 2016|

She’ll be right… or will she?

It’s been almost three months since the new Health and Safety act came out, and the reaction has been as expected, with most people embracing the change, and others still wondering why the need for it? Coming from a small business background, both as an owner and as a supplier, I have seen and heard [...]

2017-02-22T10:35:52+13:00June 30th, 2016|