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The coming winter, with its rains and current economic pressures, is a time of heightened danger for Kiwi workers who are still too willing to cut corners, Besafe Training General Manager Jason Braithwaite says Supply shortages will put extreme deadlines and financial pressures on labourers and tradespeople as weather conditions begin to deteriorate ahead of winter. Continue →
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Video calls are shown to reduce the production of creative ideas, compared to in-person meetings, finds a US study published in Nature During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of employees were required to work from home indefinitely and collaborate virtually using videoconferencing technologies. Continue →
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There are concerns small businesses will be hit hard if the Fair Pay Agreements Bill becomes law, and it has already passed its first reading parliament, Dentons Kensington Swan reports The Fair Pay Agreements Bill introduces the Fair Pay Agreement system, a mechanism that allows for bargaining between employers and employees to set binding minimum terms and conditions across an industry or occupation. Continue →
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A new international research review conducted by New Zealand health & safety software innovator, SaferMe, has shed light on the role of social relationships in the costly incident record in our construction industry SaferMe CEO & Founder Clint Van Marrewijk says the insights from the company’s research work will impact the current thinking of most businesses. Continue →
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Massive changes happening in New Zealand’s labour market could take us back to the ‘bad old days’ of the 70s and 80s, when major conflict between employees and employers was commonplace, Civil Contractors Chief Executive Alan Pollard fears In addition to blanket wage reforms and increased mandatory leave, the government has announced a plan to introduce an employee income insurance scheme, designed to support workers with 80 per cent of their income for up to seven months if they lose their job through no fault of their own, for instance a redundancy, health condition or disability. Continue →
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If you rush to abandon vaccine passes and a staff member catches Omicron, then goes on to develop long Covid, losing their ability to work as a result, there is a case to be made that perhaps their employer didn’t do enough to protect them, a health and safety training provider warns Besafe Training General Manager Jason Braithwaite is urging business owners to conduct workplace risk assessments before scrapping vaccine passes. Continue →
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People who can self-reflect and regulate their moral behaviour are more likely to bounce back after a failure rather than deviate from their ‘moral compass’ and misbehave, according to new research It is well known that people do not always act in accordance with their own standards regards what is right and wrong. Continue →
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Despite statutory obligations that work site health and safety representatives be elected by their colleagues, the majority appear to be appointed by their employers, Besafe General Manager Jason Braithwaite says As the voice of the workers, they have statutory power to direct a worker who is in their work group to cease work that is not safe. Continue →
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Phase Three of the Government’s Omicron response has kicked in, changing the self-isolation and testing requirements for close contacts Close contacts are only required to isolate if they are in the same household as an infected case, and Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are set to become the primary testing method. Continue →
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The Government has announced its five step plan for the borders to re-open, meaning employers can once again start planning for skilled workers to enter the country, Civil Contractors Chief Executive Alan Pollard says While this will be a phased re-opening of the border, the good news is it will enable us to start bringing in skilled and experienced people from off-shore once again. Continue →
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Business can be put in a tight spot if staff need to self-isolate, but a worker who is a close contact of a Covid19 case can continue to work in certain cases, provided they are vaccinated and displaying no symptoms The close contact exemption scheme is aimed at keeping critical supply chains running. Continue →
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Construction in most of New Zealand has been operating under the Orange setting of the Covid-19 protection framework – SiteSafe and CHASNZ have worked with the industry to develop protocols for operating under the Red setting Site Entry Keep a record of who is on site, and when, every day as you may be required to track back for contact tracing. Continue →
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Involving young people in the workplace is a great way to provide them with experience – however, there may be new or different risks that PCBUs need to manage Health and safety for young workers is not about excluding young people from the industry; it’s about identifying risk, assessing how likely that risk is to occur and managing it effectively. Continue →
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WorkSafe New Zealand has issued three infringement notices totalling $20,000 to a business after months of failing to comply with Covid-19 requirements, says Head of General Inspectorate Simon Humphries Christchurch restaurant The Lotus-Heart has failed to display signage signalling whether it requires My Vaccine Pass use or not in a prominent place, isn’t displaying a QR Code in a prominent place and doesn’t have systems or processes to check My Vaccine Pass status of patrons. Continue →
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