Sep 2

Port Health and Safety in NZ

Posted by Dave Griffith

Port operations provides one of the most challenging and complex work environments from a health and safety perspective in New Zealand. A lot of people working for different organisations, using large machinery and vehicles, with tight deadlines are working fast and hard in a confined geographical footprint. The addition of water and weather…

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Nov 6

Introduction to ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Scheme (WSMP)

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Introduction The Workplace Safety Management Practices scheme (WSMP) is a nationally recognised standard in organisational Health and Safety. Through its ten critical elements it gives a good coverage of what an successful organisations need to have in place to exercise best practice health and safety in their workplace. This introductory course gives and…

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Sep 26

Successful Health and Safety Committees

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Introduction Employee participation in workplace health and safety is a required by law. Many organisations have put committees in place and provided initial training on the role of the committee. Often little has been planned in the way of refresher training. New committee members have come on over the years but they to…

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Jun 29

One in three farms visited by DOL about quad bike safety given warnings

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Almost a third of farms visited by the Department of Labour between April and mid June were warned about using their quad bikes safely. Health and safety inspectors visited 376 farms across the country as part of the Department’s quad bike safety campaign. Of the 376 farms visited in the ten week period,…

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Jun 7

Hazard Management for Supervisors and Managers

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Introduction Identifying and dealing with hazards in the workplace is at the heart of all excellent health and safety systems. This course is designed with supervisors and managers in mind. The content will be tailored to the work environment the trainees work in. Managers and supervisors have particular responsibilities under the Health and…

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May 24

Some SkyCity Casino workers wearing flea collars

Posted by Dave Griffith

Some workers at Auckland’s SkyCity casino are having to spray themselves with insect repellent and wear flea collars to keep from being bitten on the job. Unite Union national director Mike Treen said workers had been complaining to SkyCity management, as well as the union, for years. The carpet around the gaming machines…

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