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New guidance will see road work sites managed based on assessed risks, rather than the previous compliance-based approach, Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Alan Pollard says   The newly released New Zealand Guide to Temporary Traffic Management sets out how road work sites should be managed, replacing the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management. Continue →
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As 2022 finally fades in the rear-view mirror, ending the plethora of analysis and commentary, we brace ourselves to negotiate a sadly familiar conglomeration of new and long-running challenges The major events of 2021-22, especially the dramatic impact of severe weather and our controversial prolonged Covid 19 national response affecting the social and political landscape, are largely responsible for our faltering economy. Continue →
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WorkSafe is consulting on a proposed safe work instrument which outlines requirements for certificates of competence in the extractives industry The proposed Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations – Prescribed Competency Requirements for Certificates of Competence) Safe Work Instrument 2023 will replace the gazette notices which have previously set the WorkSafe prescribed competency requirements for the extractives industry. Continue →
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The Road Worker Safety Governance Group process to form a new industry steering group for road worker safety has concluded and representatives have been chosen from those that applied through a formal expression of interest process The group’s first priority will be to support the implementation of a new approach to temporary traffic management (TTM) as New Zealand transitions away from a government-led compliance-based model to an industry-led risk-based model. Continue →
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The Prime Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $22.70 per hour from 1 April 2023, which will also effect training and starting-out wages This is an increase of $1.50 per hour from the current hourly rate of $21.20 and aligns with the 7.2% rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the year ended December 2022. Continue →
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A contractor’s work environment must be safe for everyone involved, which means having the proper first aid supplies and personnel in an emergency This article will discuss some essential tips and strategies for contractors to help them meet their first-aid obligations. Continue →
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Employers who tell their employees to ‘leave their personal problems at home’ may be contributing to a more hazardous workplace by increasing the risk of serious, even fatal, accidents on site, a health and safety service provider says Stats NZ reports a significant increase in the proportion of people with poor mental well-being, up from 22 per cent in 2018 to 28 per cent in 2021. Continue →
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Delayed monitoring or inaccurate reporting can lead to potential breaches in compliance, resource consents, health and safety, and complaints from local residents, which can then cause project delays and potentially add costs Civil infrastructure company Dempsey Wood monitor levels of emissions from noise, dust and vibration in real time that until recently, required on-site manual testing. Continue →
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The Government announced a new visa to facilitate the availability of specialist migrant workers to help in the recovery efforts following Cyclone Gabrielle and other recent weather events in the North Island The Recovery Visa (a Specific Purpose Work Visa), will allow employers to sponsor migrants to come to New Zealand for a specific event or purpose, including working on an emergency response. Continue →
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WorkSafe has released a draft fact sheet on the safe use of containers at worksites and is looking for feedback Containers are often used at worksites as temporary structures for things like additional storage, site offices, and containment areas, WorkSafe says. Continue →
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This year has been earmarked as one of significant cyber risk to organisations, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says The covid pandemic provided cyber criminals with a fertile ground to execute scams and reap the riches. Continue →
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Workshops are bringing attention to the 125+ fatigue sleep events occur daily on NZ roads The Eyes Up NZ workshops are being delivered by vehicle safety and training provider AutoSense, who have analysed the data of 4,600 cameras installed in heavy and light vehicles on New Zealand roads and confirmed 125 verified fatigue sleep events occur while driving every day. Continue →
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After two years of real-world testing to prove its safety credentials, a truck which automatically deploys traffic cones has been launched in Melbourne, Australia The truck’s inventor, Arrowes, joined with key stakeholders, including the Victorian Government and major infrastructure construction companies, to launch the truck at Holmesglen Institute’s Victorian Tunnelling Centre which is training road construction workers to operate the new truck. Continue →
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The Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) Bill has been passed into law, with the new system of employment bargaining to take effect on 1 December The Fair Pay Agreements system brings together unions and employer associations within a sector to bargain for minimum employment terms for all covered employees in an industry or occupation. Continue →
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Industrial workplaces can be hazardous environments with various potential health and safety risks – managers must ensure employees are aware of the dangers and take precautions to minimize these risks Working in an industrial setting comes with a certain amount of risk. Continue →
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