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Asbestos management plans for the workplace

We’ve noticed some confusion about whether PCBUs need to identify asbestos in the workplace or whether they have until 4 April 2018 to identify it. If your workplace was built before 1 January 2000, you have until 4 April 2018 to put an asbestos management plan (AMP) in place.  We [...]

By |2019-08-20T20:45:24+00:00October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Managing contractors

New Zealand has a time-honoured tradition of contracting out "non-core" business. But under the Health and Safety at Work Act, you can't transfer your duty of care to another person: You are still obliged to ensure your contractors, their sub-contractors and their respective staff are competent to safely carry out work on your behalf.

By |2019-08-20T20:45:24+00:00March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Do you feel safe?

Are you confident that your organisation's H&S systems will keep your people safe and protect you from strict liability when the new Health & Safety at Work Act comes into force? The new Act broadens your duty of care to encompass anyone who may be harmed by work that you cause to be carried out.

By |2019-08-20T20:45:25+00:00February 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Assuring your H&S systems are working

You'll be aware by now that the legislative environment is changing with the introduction of the Health & Safety at Work Act on 4th April this year. Are you prepared? Do you know what is required to meet your obligations? As a duty holder, you must have a clear understanding of what is required.

By |2019-08-20T20:45:25+00:00February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Is your H&S system sitting in a cupboard?

Downloading or otherwise acquiring a health and safety policy is no assurance that you have an "effective" health and safety system. To embed effective systems and procedures into your organisation, it's critical to take into account the people you are working with. For example, literacy issues, custom and practice, and how people define risk.

By |2019-08-20T20:45:25+00:00February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments