Kiwis top for skin cancer rates

A new study which shows New Zealand has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world confirmed the need to ban sunbeds and make sunscreen standards mandatory, Consumer NZ says Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting Kiwis. Continue →


Let nature into your workplace

People who feel their employer cares about their well-being are more engaged at work This Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October 2018) show people you care about their mental health and well-being and Let nature into your workplace. Continue →

Win a coaching session with Richard Loe

A rugby club or team will get the chance to learn skills from rugby legend Richard Loe as part of a programme to improve health and safety on the farm  Farmers, their families, employees and contractors are being encouraged to send WorkSafe’s Safer Farms programme examples of how they’re farming safely. Continue →

Fire Protection

Passive fire compliance seminar a hot event

Many commercial buildings around New Zealand are putting lives and property at risk because they don’t comply with fire safety standards, says John Lucas He became aware of this problem from insurers doing risk surveys and is leading an international seminar this month to highlight the issues and work on solutions. Continue →

Five hand tool safety tips for every workplace

Hand tool safety tips are useful in every workplace – almost every job calls for their use, and healthy hands are necessary for every job People who work in warehouses, construction sites, or in industrial workplaces will likely use hand tools more frequently, but even office workers use scissors, box cutters, and utility knives. Continue →


Firefighting foam starts a blazing row

A Manawatū farmer says his community wants easier access to a blood test for toxic chemicals from firefighting foam, but the Health Ministry is telling them not to bother according to RNZ News The groundwater around defence bases including Ōhakea in Manawatū have been contaminated with toxic and long-lasting firefighting foam chemicals. Continue →
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New electric forklifts provide safe warehouse solutions

Leading materials handling and lifting equipment supplier United Forklift and Access Solutions is introducing a new electric forklift range that combines quality, performance, safety and top value for money The clean, quiet and environmentally harmonious United C.A.T Series range is designed to provide hygienic, environmentally sustainable and safer solutions for all lifting and usage requirements in the warehouse, says Craig Coles, CAT Lift Trucks Product Manager, United Forklift and Access Solutions. Continue →

Lookalike hydraulic cylinder users suffer double wallet shock

Global hydraulics leader Enerpac says its Australasian service centres are getting an increasing incidence of maintenance and replacement claims for non-genuine lookalike cylinders that are brought to it to fix when they break down or wear out The problem – which is particularly acute in New Zealand, but also encountered in Australia – often costs the cylinders’ owner double when they lose production time with the defective item, then can’t get it fixed under Enerpac warranty, says Enerpac New Zealand Hydraulic Specialist Neville Stuart. Continue →