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Five excavator tip-overs in the last 18 months highlights the serious health and safety risks involved when operating heavy equipment In the last 18 months, WorkSafe have been notified of five excavator tip-overs on mine sites. Continue →
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The latest BCI Horizon Scan Report looks at trends of incidents faced by organizations over the past year, the top threats, their impacts and the cost of disruptions, with COVID-19 having a big part to play Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Continue →
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A year on from our first national lockdown, it appears we are working more hours for less money, says Frog Recruitment’s general manager Shannon Barlow Working longer for less is a hangover from the new way people had to learn to work during the lockdowns. Continue →
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The main trunk line for New Zealand’s trains was forced to close for 24 hours after a truck hit a rail bridge near Taihape, causing the cancellation of 11 trains The incident is the latest in a string where vehicle drivers have misjudged the height of bridges and struck them, causing damage and train cancellations. Continue →
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Repetition is a key to making people remember important points, so going over these important workplace safety topics will really help to reinforce the message There are a frightening number of manufacturing workplace hazards with the potential to cause incidents or injuries that are easily preventable, which is one of the reasons for companies to host regular safety meetings to discuss manufacturing safety topics and tips. Continue →
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Changes in COVID Alert Levels can result in significant economic effects, so it is important for businesses to understand what government support is and will be available What is available at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or 4 In the event Alert Levels escalate to Level 3 or higher for a period of seven days or more, there will be a new wage subsidy scheme put in place. Continue →
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Kwotimation, which has already secured $500,000 of funding, addresses the most common bugbear for tradies: creating a quote and securing the job Initially focused on tilers, Kwotimation is the brainchild of mates Josh Faraimo and Jarome Cavubati and equips tilers to create a complete website and automated online pricing system in a matter of minutes. Continue →
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Since July 2020, New Zealand has had at least 10 border control failures and at least five “internal MIQ facility failures” involving the spread of COVID-19 between returnees Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Leah Grout, Prof Michael Baker – University of Otago There have been ongoing system improvements to address these failures, but hotel-based facilities have inherent problems with shared spaces and inadequate ventilation, as recognised in WHO guidance. Continue →
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In June 2020, a court decision resulted in an impact to the way workplace investigations are regulated, leaving many employment and health & safety service providers scrambling to obtain the appropriate licence Those who carry out workplace investigations are required to hold a Private Investigator licence or be regulated under another Act or scheme. Continue →
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Sick building syndrome, which blames factors like heating and air conditioning for sickness, days off and poor performance has been a worry since the 80’s COVID-19 has highlighted the need for a fresh focus on intelligent ventilation systems. Continue →
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Business owners are required to work with WorkSafe inspectors carrying out site visits or they run the risk of facing enforcement action Manawatu dairy farmer Daniel Reuel Sproull has been fined $4000 after he prevented inspectors from accessing his property failed to attend or make alternative arrangements to complete a required interview at WorkSafe’s offices. Continue →
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Regardless of what industry you’re in, safety matters in every type of workplace environment, which is why so many business owners and safety managers are looking for new and updated ideas to keep employees safe, happy, and healthy Some of the following tips may seem like common sense, but they bear repeating and reminding employees about regularly. Continue →
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This year, Boxing Day and the day after New Year’s Day fall on a Saturday and are ‘Mondayised’ – how this affects employees depends on when they would normally work Some public holidays are attached to a specific day of the week, for example, Queen’s Birthday is always on a Monday. Continue →
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Despite this year’s wave of cyber attacks which brought down NZX and a massive digital shift driven by Covid, Kiwis are not adjusting their behaviours around cyber security fast enough, CERT NZ finds Research by CERT NZ, the government entity that tracks cyber breaches, found 87 percent of New Zealanders acknowledge security of their personal information online is important but 40 percent say safeguarding their information is inconvenient. Continue →
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New Zealand’s building and construction industry can lift its poor productivity by establishing a digital database on building products, a BRANZ funded report from GS1 New Zealand finds This opportunity is explored in “Digital Product Data for Lifting Productivity” – a major new report from GS1 New Zealand on how such a digital database, or repository, would support the building and construction industry and on feasible steps for its establishment. Continue →
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After a company had its data locked up and held for ransom, they failed to pay the multimillion-dollar demand, prompting the hackers to start leaking the stolen data online Adam Janofsky – The Record by Recorded Future This so-called double extortion ransomware attack threw a wrench in the conventional wisdom for how to minimize the impact of these incidents. Continue →
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