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Vaccinations in Your Workplace

Legal considerations: Any collecting, storing, sharing of information must be done in accordance with the Privacy Act. A person has the right to refuse medical treatment under the Bill of Rights Act. A worker has to disclose their vaccination status where their work...

Working at Heights Using Scaffold

Scaffold will only keep workers safe if erected by a competent person W Gartshore Limited is a construction company which specialises in shop fit-outs and retail joinery. In September 2018 the company was involved in a shop fit-out at Westfield Manukau Shopping Centre...

Why I dont like ‘The Block’

I find ‘The Block’ cringeworthy for two reasons; The producers intentionally put the contestants under pressure. They can edit whatever they like to create whatever they like – mainly controversy Regardless of what anybody thinks,  the contestants...

So called ‘Safety Organisations’ in the construction arena are calling a truce to end turf wars – apparently to make the industry safer. This announcement made just before Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway made an announcement to clear...

There is a legal obligation to communicate

This recent Worksafe NZ prosecution highlights the importance of S.34 of the HSW Act. A few ‘5 minute chats’ (talking to one another about what could potentially go wrong) would almost certainly prevented two guys getting badly hurt……. read...

Escalation

Escalation…. the quiet killer. You’re on a job and someone asks to do something outside your scope. What do you do? a 10 year study in Finland discovered that this type of event was attributed to 41% of all deaths and serious harm incidents over that...