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Although ensuring that no risk enters the workplace is ideal, it’s not workable in most workplaces, which is where your hazard control plan comes in, putting you in control and reducing the risk for everyone Slice A hazard control plan (HCP) is a set of standard operating procedures that help identify, monitor, and mitigate risks within high-risk environments. Continue →
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With remote working now on the rise, Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of the best websites to help you recruit a remote workforce for your business Hubstaff Talent Hubstaff Talent gives employers the opportunity to post a remote job to their jobs board, but the site is also home to thousands of employee profiles that give an employer the chance to find the candidate they want. Continue →
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With the announcement today that New Zealand is moving to COVID-19 alert level 1 at 11:59 on Monday 8th June, the construction industry has now published a revised standard and protocols for ongoing operations Key changes from alert level 2 to alert level 1 are: The relaxing of physical distancing requirements on site. Continue →
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Homeowners, builders and DIYers will soon have an easier time making basic home improvements as the Government scraps the need for consents for low-risk building work The Government is introducing new exemptions to the Building Act in a move save homeowners $18 million in consenting costs each year, though building work must still meet the Building Code, Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa announced today. Continue →
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Grant Robertson’s rainy-day Budget poured billions – with many more billions still to come – into saving and creating jobs report Dentons Kensington Swan partners Linda Clark and Hayden Wilson If the plan works (and it is still being developed to match rapidly changing economic circumstances) then New Zealand’s economy may be spared the worst of what the Prime Minister calls “dire global predictions”. Continue →
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Businesses and services need to meet public health requirements under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 which has been brought in by the Government to set out what you need to do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, WorkSafe reports Moving to Alert Level 2 brings many more PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking – businesses, not-for-profits and other organisations) back to work. Continue →
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Industry and government have been working with Site Safe to update the existing construction protocols to reflect what is now permitted under Level 2 Site Safe Chief Executive Brett Murray says “we’ve been working with a cross-industry working group to make sure everyone has access to this important information as soon as possible, so businesses will have time to get to grips with what level 2 means for them. Continue →
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Remote employees are more productive than those who work from conventional offices, claims Jason Fried, the Chief Executive and co-founder of remote software startup, Basecamp Fried managed the Basecamp team remotely for 21 years and is the best-selling author of several books, including Rework; Remote: Office Not Required; and It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work. Continue →
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The COVID-19 pandemic is putting flexible work on the table for thousands of fathers Fathers across the ditch prove that working from home can be just as viable as working in a traditional office environment according a recent report by the University of South Australia. Continue →
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Under alert Level 3 all businesses that are permitted to resume operations need to have a COVID-19 safety plan that sets out how they’ll operate safely, says the Head of WorkSafe’s General Inspectorate Jo Pugh To help meet the requirements for Level 3 work arrangements, WorkSafe New Zealand has developed a template to help workplaces consider the risks introduced by COVID-19 and how they can mitigate them. Continue →
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The Covid-19 pandemic will pass, and relatively quickly, but life and the way we work will never be the same, which may not be such a bad thing Michael Liebreich – BloombergNEF For a time the world will be in recovery mode, and then the time will come when life will once again feel normal. Continue →
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Businesses need to focus on known and understood health and safety risks, alongside those of COVID-19, to limit any spike in incident numbers as we leave Level 4 lockdown, says New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) President Greg Dearsly   These comments echo those of the Government’s support of “safe” economic activity at Level 3 and the importance of staying safe and looking after each other. Continue →
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A new national Standard and Protocols have been developed for the construction industry, providing clarity over what will be expected as the industry returns to work under Alert Level 3 “The government’s announcement that construction will be able to operate under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 is a huge relief to us all,” says Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock Continue →
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Leading cyber risk journal Recorded Future has investigated how threat actors are using the global disruptions caused by COVID-19 to further their cyber threat activities The emergence of coronavirus disease has also originated a new cybersecurity threat, igniting a bevy of COVID-19-themed phishing lures and newly registered COVID-19-related domains. Continue →
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