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One of the worst things that can happen at the workplace is an employee getting injured. Senior leaders may partly be responsible for this so it’s up to you to do everything you can to mitigate this. There are rules, regulations, systems and processes that can help you mak...
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New Zealand workplaces have been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force. Almost 70 years later, workplaces still aren’t getting it right, with fatalities, amputations and injuries from machinery still a reality for too many New ...
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SafePlus News - February 2018

February 22, 2018

New sector-specific Guidance and Resources

Worksafe'sfree Resources and Guidance explain SafePlus performance requirements, their maturity scales, and what they look like in practice. We have three new specific performance requirements documents for the energy, emergency services and transport sectors. The ...
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WorkSafe is warning businesses not to play down notifiable events in their workplaces.Trade Depot Ltd appeared in Auckland District Court in December following an incident where more than 200kg of plasterboard fell on a worker in Takanini. The Court has since released its se...
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In this issue: Update from new Chief Operating Officer Phil ParkesCheck out our new websiteEnergy SafetyHave your say on Electrical Vehicle Charging guidelinesEnergy Safety infringement noticesExtractivesPike River Mine permits transferSmall tunnel construction guidanceQuarr...
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WorkSafe is reminding schools that they can still let people access their pools, through the summer break.The decision to let people access a school pool is up to a Board of Trustees, but there are some things to keep in mind, says WorkSafe’s Chief Inspector Assessments fo...
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Start 2018 right

February 10, 2018
Welcome to 2018! Start the new year back at work by spending some time with your team talking about how you’re all going to make this year a safe and healthy one. Worksafes Chief Executive Nicole Rosie says, “Be a health and safety hero – start the year with a good con...
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It’s a shock to the system going back to work after the holidays, particularly after a couple of weeks off over Christmas. It’s a good time to remember to look after yourself and keep getting enough sleep as the likelihood of a work-related incident can be higher if you ...
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Use the gear you've got

February 10, 2018
Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle – and it needs to be used properly. That is the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited today in the North Shore District Court. Stumpmaster was cutting down a palm tree from a property when a woman w...
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