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The 2017 Hazardous Substances Regulations

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Understanding ACC Cover

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Mitigating risk to your business

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The Importance of Plant Maintenance

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Workplace noise

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Notification of Accidents

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Managing Known Risks

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Ringing the Bell for Employment

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Management fads - better than sliced bread?

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The Domestic Violence Bill and your business

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Employment - getting it right the first time

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Applying caveat emptor when hiring H&S advisors

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The Ripple Effect

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A $6 Insurance Policy

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Chemical Management, the persons in charge, and training

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Chemical and airborne contaminants

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Think twice before employing a Health & Safety Manager

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ACC Changes and WSMP

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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.

View the matrix here...


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.

Check out Jessie Lapthorne's article...


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!

How will this add value to my business?


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.

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Contractor Prequalification

What is prequalification and how does it affect my business?

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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?

Read our advice on dealing with this phenomenon...


Defining Health and Safety

We've included 50+ definitions - to help you understand some of the specific terminology used in health and safety.

Check out the definitions here.


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.

Find out how often you should have health and safety meetings, and recording and maintaining your meeting records.


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.

Find out what you should consider when delegating health and safety to a member of your business.


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?

Find out more about hearing protection, hearing tests, ear hygiene, employment health monitoring and more.