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Site Safe’s three Passport Plus safety courses have each had a major refresh with the addition of valuable new content and the latest technical information to keep them relevant and fresh for the construction sector Meia Lopez, a Learning Developer from the development team at Site Safe, says Passport Plus courses are an ideal step up from the Passport level courses that provide the broad foundation-level of health and safety knowledge required by workers new to construction. Continue →
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The operator of one of New Zealand’s largest gas networks is using state-of-the-art technology to train its team for high-risk procedures Taranaki-based First Gas, operator of more than 2,500 km of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines and 4,800 km of gas distribution networks in the North Island, turned to Waikato virtual reality (VR) specialist Company-X to design and develop a custom-built VR training programme. Continue →
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This month’s opening of the new Site Safe training rooms in Dunedin shows the construction safety training organisation’s commitment to the region Board chair, Southland’s Peter Jackson, has a deep affinity for the broader region and has been involved with Site Safe through much of its 20-year history, firstly via his business as a plumber and in later years as a board member and chairperson. Continue →
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The new training technology, developed by a university academic, helps prepare firefighters for complex and unsafe scenarios which are difficult to reproduce using traditional training methods or are no longer possible due to environmental, community and regulatory constraints In addition to a VR headset and breathing apparatus, the FLAIM system incorporates an industry-standard hose-line system and protective clothing which produces realistic heat generation – simulating the temperature increase that occurs as the wearer approaches or fails to adequately control the fire. Continue →
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While senior management has ultimate responsibility for safe work environments, it’s imperative that processes are put in place to ensure all employees understand the ways their actions can contribute to their own safety and the safety of their colleagues After implementing your company’s safety plan you should spend time educating staff through on-going training as well as ensuring quick access to safety materials and processes at all times. Continue →
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Virtual Reality creates an artificial environment which enables real world learning from virtual reactions Gareth Beck (left), Health Safety Advisor, Aurecon, with Heindri Conradie, Digital Specialist, wearing the VR headset For a look into the future of Health and Safety a good person to speak to is Gareth Beck, H&S Advisor at engineering and infrastructure company Aurecon and a founding member of NZ Institute of Safety Management’s Emerging Safety Leaders group. Continue →
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Site Safe is supporting New Zealand’s up-and-coming health and safety leaders in the construction sector with its 2019 range of scholarships Two previous scholarship winners, Kellie Bullock and Reem Barakat, celebrate their success Applications for the Site Safe Scholarships are open now and close on August 30. Continue →
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The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation’s trades experience programme for Year 12 and 13 students will provide a seamless transition into trades-based vocations Tavita Nu’u was the first student to be placed in the programme, which is a collaboration between the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), Switched On and Hillmorton High School. Continue →
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As New Zealand’s Baby Boomer generation gradually retires from the workforce, their exit poses a knowledge and experience vacuum that is expected to contribute significantly to skills shortages across the country New Zealand’s population is steadily ageing, with the number of people aged 65 and over expected to increase by 77% to over 1.2 million by 2036. Continue →
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Equipment operators have a huge influence on total cost of ownership and proper operator training can make all the difference According to equipment manufacturer Volvo, customers that invest in their people will reap enormous financial rewards in the long term as they help them to bring out the best in their machines. Continue →
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A campaign to raise public awareness about life threatening severe bleeding after an accident has been launched today by New Zealand healthcare company Pharmaco Emergency Care, and is being supported by the Medical Director for St John Stop the Bleed New Zealand aims to educate people about how to best manage a major bleed in the critical minutes before emergency services are able to arrive. Continue →
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Site Safe’s Health and Safety in Construction programme provides essential health and safety training to make a difference at work and awards an NZQA recognised certificate upon completion Every new Site Safe course your team completes could take them one step closer to earning the NZQA-recognised NZ Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3). Continue →
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Sixteen future safety leaders have been selected as recipients of this year’s Site Safe scholarships Two of last year’s scholarship winners, Kellie Bullock and Reem Barakat, celebrate their success The recipients, including five Maori and Pasifika candidates, and five Women in Construction candidates, will now embark on the journey to complete Site Safe’s most advanced health and safety qualification, the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3). Continue →
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The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has created a scholarship programme to encourage further education in workplace health and safety Scholarships include a financial contribution towards full or part-time tertiary study – up to $5000 per year for up to two years, as well as practical experience and mentoring. Continue →
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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 →
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