Health and Safety
Health and safety information – product and service updates.
What does it mean when a building is declared to be earthquake prone? The recent Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016 is a timely reminder of the importance of the earthquake-prone building provisions in the Building Act 2004 that set minimum requirements for the strength of buildings. Six years have passed since the Canterbury earthquakes ...more
Customer Service Christmas/New Year hours We are closed on from Saturday 24th December through to Tuesday 27th December, and again on Monday January 2nd. On all other business week days through this period we are open from 8.00am – 8.00pm. For customer service please call 0800 10 60 60. For technical care please call 0800 ...more
Andrew Scott-Howman discusses the need for a knowledgeable, independent investigator On 4th April 2016 the new Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) came into force, giving broad responsibilities to employers, including having to take reasonable steps to safeguard their employees from harm which may arise as a result from bullying in the workforce. Since specific guidelines ...more
Workplaces are taking bullying seriously, but workers are still reluctant to report bullies, according to a new EEO Trust (now Diversity Works) survey on the issue. Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie takes a look at the findings. WORKERS ARE RELUCTANT to report workplace bullying when they are the target, according to an EEO Trust survey. Close to half ...more
SafeGuard asked WorkSafe New Zealand‘s Chief Legal Advisor, Mike Hargreaves, a couple of questions about the Health & Safety At Work Act: SG: What approach is the regulator taking to the enforcement of the new HSW Act as it beds in over the first 6 months? MH: WorkSafe has been taking a balanced approach since the ...more