Scheduled Equipment Checks
Emergencies, evacuations, and fire exits
Celebrating Christmas Cheer
Invention and Lateral Thinking
The new Hazardous Substance Regulations
Going for gold with your transport business
Is it "fit for purpose"?
Definitions for Health and Safety
The 2017 Hazardous Substances Regulations
Understanding ACC Cover
Mitigating risk to your business
The Importance of Plant Maintenance
Notification of Accidents
Managing Known Risks
Ringing the Bell for Employment
Management fads - better than sliced bread?
The Domestic Violence Bill and your business
Employment - getting it right the first time
Applying caveat emptor when hiring H&S advisors
The Ripple Effect
A $6 Insurance Policy
Chemical Management, the persons in charge, and training
Chemical and airborne contaminants
Think twice before employing a Health & Safety Manager
ACC Changes and WSMP
Extraction or Extinction
Do you know what control options you have for welding and fumes extraction for your business? We have undertaken research and developed the following matrix of these options for you.
Health and Safety Responsibilities of Landlords
Rental properties are now classified as "workplaces" - so what does that mean for landlords? We've found an informative article that explains this for you.
The Value of Systems and Safe Operating Procedures
It's time to stop keeping all your business knowledge in your head, and start documenting it!
Respirators - a breath of fresh air
So your business uses respirators? But do you use and care for them correctly? We have an action plan to ensure that this PPE is used in a way to keep your employees as safe as possible.
What is prequalification and how does it affect my business?
Pokémon Go and Health and Safety in your business
It's sweeping the world - but how does it affect your business from a health and safety perspective?
Defining Health and Safety
We've included 50+ definitions - to help you understand some of the specific terminology used in health and safety.
Health and Safety Meeting Records
The new Health and Safety at Work legislation includes a lot of information about the involvement of employees. This is described under the new legislation, part 3 as, "Worker engagement, participation, and representation", and there are 36 clauses to describe this responsibility.
Is the right employee managing your health and safety?
If you were like me after watching the All Blacks winning the World Cup, you would have been proud to be a Kiwi!
The All Blacks certainly displayed a high degree of skill, discipline and professionalism that truly made them champions and great ambassadors for NZ and for the sport. The under arm backward flick of Sonny Bill Williams to another skilled player who Sonny knew with confidence was ready to take it, is now a tactic that is being used to good effect.
Apart from the accolades for our champions, my reason for this article is to focus on a trend that I have seeing more and more of in the area of health and safety. This issue is the passing down the responsibility of the company's health and safety to receptionists, account personnel and other employees, and making them the company's Health & Safety Officer, while at the same time juggling all their other responsibilities. What is happening is delegation or to put it bluntly, the offloading of an important compliance responsibility onto a staff member who in many cases have no knowledge, skills or training in health and safety (H&S), or additional time or payment for the responsibility.
Do you have $5,000+ to spend on hearing aids?
This article is about hearing and the ability to hear, or if the cap fits, the inability to hear. If you wake up in the morning and can't hear the birds singing, you can't hear your kids or grandchildren properly, or have to keep repeating yourself to your wife or partner, it's too late. Stop blaming it on the male only syndrome of selective hearing.
If you are or have been exposed to a noisy workplace with power tools, machinery, vehicles, compressed air systems, chainsaws and such like, there is a very high possibility that you could be or are suffering from hearing loss. It is nothing to be ashamed of, it happens.
The real test is how much do you value your family and friends around you who also suffer from your loss and what you are prepared to do about it?