Health and Safety

Volunteers and Health and Safety

New Zealand has long operated on the approach that community is vitally important to not only support by to be a part of.  As such there are many organisations that have either volunteers assist them or are in fact totally reliant on volunteers in order to operate.  Whilst we do not want to see this …

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Employee Participation

In order for Health and Safety to be effective within any business operation it is important that there is employee participation.  Employers have a general duty to involve employees in health and safety matters, and provide “reasonable opportunities” for employees to participate in processes for improving health and safety in the workplace. “Reasonable opportunities” take …

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Health and Safety Representative

The Act increases the obligations of all positions within an organisation.  In addition to the Directors due diligence obligations there is now an onus on employers to involve employees in greater aspects of the Health and Safety within the workplace.  As part of this they should be involved in the development of the organisations health …

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What is Reasonably Practicable?

Reasonably Practicable – What does that mean?  Last time we talked about some of the new terminology that has been established under the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.  We carry on that theme today with a few new terms that will be important to consider as you carry out your day to …

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EmploySafeNZ Limited and the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

On 4 April 2016, the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 will come into force.  It follows a long and arduous review of New Zealand’s health and safety practices following the Pike River tragedy.  EmploySafeNZ Limited is a Health and Safety consulting company that works alongside operations to help them improve and implement their …

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