Tag - Hazards

Port Health and Safety in NZ

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...

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Introduction to ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Scheme (WSMP)

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...

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Successful Health and Safety Committees

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...

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

The quad bike culture on farms has always backed rider ability over safety equipment like helmets and roll bars.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...

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