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Resources and useful information to keep you informed about Health and Safety and Human Resource issues that may be relevant to your workplace.

PPE

Personal protective equipment – a guide for workers

Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps keep you safe on the job. It should be the last line of defence after the business has taken all other reasonable actions to eliminate or minimise risks to your health and safety. The business is required to provide you with PPE They must provide you with PPE that: Is …

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Personal protective equipment – a guide for businesses

Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides protection for workers when all other control measures can’t adequately eliminate or minimise risks to a worker’s health and safety. Who can provide PPE PPE can be provided by: you – a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) another PCBU (costs could be shared) the worker (if they genuinely and voluntarily choose …

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The 10 commandments of workplace safety

Humans are always finding “tips and tricks” in almost all that we do to make our processes easier and faster.  We then turn these into workplace habits in our everyday routines. Whilst some can be beneficial we need them to also keep us safe.  Developing everyday safety habits can keep you injury free through the …

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Enforcement

Top 10 most frequently prosecuted workplace hazards

The Top 10 most frequently prosecuted workplace hazards are as follows: 1.        Fall protection 2.        Hazard communication standard 3.        Scaffolding, general requirements 4.        Respiratory protection 5.        Powered industrial trucks 6.        Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) 7.        Ladders 8.        Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment 9.        Machinery and Machine Guarding 10.     Electrical systems design, general requirements …

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WorkSafe NZ – is there a duty to notify them?

Along with the definitions of various notifiable events and the like you then need to know what duty each one has assigned to it in relation to WorkSafe NZ. The duty to notify WorkSafe NZ of notifiable events As soon as a PCBU becomes aware that a notifiable event arising out of the conduct of the …

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WorkSafe NZ – when do you need to call them?

WorkSafe NZ No one ever wants to have a work place accident and to deal with the aftermath such an accident may cause. Losing a valued worker, calling a workers loved one, the effect on other workers, the trauma to your business and then having to deal with officials.  We hope that never happens to …

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WorkSafe NZ – If it doesn’t look right, call it

If something doesn’t look right, call it | Worksafe WorkSafe NZ have a number of tools and resources on their Website (www.business.govt.nz/worksafe) including informative videos for you to watch. These are designed to help you understand some of the new principles that have been implemented and allow you to think of things to help your …

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PCBU and the Duty to Co-ordinate

As was discussed last time the PCBU has a number of duties when operating under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.  Including, but not limited to, the duty to Consult, the duty to Co-operate and the duty to Co-ordinate. Consult, Co-operate and Co-ordinate It is important that PCBUs consult, co-operate and co-ordinate all …

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PCBU and the Duty to Co-operate

As was discussed last time the PCBU has a number of duties when operating under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.  Including, but not limited to, the duty to Consult, the duty to Co-operate and the duty to Co-ordinate. Consult, Co-operate, Co-ordinate As with all matters regarding the new Health and Safety at …

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PCBU and the Duty to Consult

A PCBU has a number of duties, including but not limited to the duty to consult, the duty to co-operate and the duty to co-ordinate.  We break those duties down and discuss them briefly over the next three articles. All PCBU’s are required to ensure, no matter the size or industry type, so far as …

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WorkSafe NZ – Keeping everyone safe and healthy

Keeping everyone healthy and safe | Worksafe WorkSafe NZ have a number of tools and resources on their Website (www.business.govt.nz/worksafe) including informative videos for you to watch. These are designed to help you understand some of the new principles that have been implemented and allow you to think of things to help your workplace be …

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Enforcement

Enforcement – Health and Safety at Work

We previously looked at the offences and penalties that are now included in the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, now time for enforcement.  It is important to focus on undertaking health and safety in a proactive and positive manner so that the concern of breaches is lessened. Enforcement Methods A WorkSafe inspector …

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