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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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Tickets are now on sale for one of the biggest industry events of the year, the Site Safe Evening of Celebration This event acknowledges health and safety success in the construction industry, announcing the winners of the Construction Health and Safety Awards and recognising the graduates of the Certificate in Construction Site Safety. Continue →
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The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) initiative to tackle harmful sexual behaviour in the workforce has taken out the top award at the 2018 Diversity Awards NZ The NZDF has rolled out mandatory Sexual Ethics and Respectful Relating (SERR) training to its 11,000 personnel since June 2017, aiming to create a workforce that is both empowered and prepared to address harmful sexual behaviour. Continue →
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Site Safe have launched a new training initiative to help senior business leaders improve health and safety in their organisations The two-hour Safety Excellence for Leaders workshop will help business owners and leaders from small to medium-sized companies understand their health and safety duties, and what they can personally do to boost health and safety. Continue →
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Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology The course, the first of its kind at MIT, aims to graduate students with learner’s class 4 driving licenses. Continue →
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