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How Job Management Software Magnifies Worker Safety

Sunday, 23 June 2024, 6:59 pm | Industrial Safety News

Historically safety documents and certificates have been hard copy paperwork that sparkies need to lug from one premise to the next, which really isn’t practical when safety assessments need to be logged right away on every job, says Fergus founder ... More >>

Wellbeing Not Any Better After Covid-19

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 8:33 am | Industrial Safety News

Despite the end of lockdowns and the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the construction industry is still in crisis, this year’s MATES in Construction Wellbeing Survey finds Respondents are reporting similar or higher levels of anxiety and suicidal ... More >>

Fixing The Cybersecurity Blind Spot In Building Management

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:21 pm | Industrial Safety News

Almost every large building has systems to control and monitor power and lighting, temperature and ventilation, elevators and more, known collectively as Building Management Systems, Claroty ANZ Regional Director Lani Refiti says. Historically, Building Management ... More >>

Listening – A Powerful Safety Tool

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:17 pm | Industrial Safety News

Many safety managers tend to heavily focus on getting safety protocols, training, and equipment in place, but none of that is effective without employee adherence. The cold, hard truth is that PPE that isn’t worn does nothing; training that isn’t ... More >>

Cleaner’s Death A Reminder To Think Around The Clock

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 4:01 pm | Industrial Safety News

You may have very competent staff and thorough procedures onsite in daylight hours, but many businesses have cleaners or other contractors coming in after hours for maintenance, WorkSafe area investigation manager Paul West says. The early morning ... More >>

TTM Changes – What You Need To Know

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 3:57 pm | Industrial Safety News

Temporary traffic management in New Zealand is in the middle of a significant change – from a proscriptive compliance-based approach to a risk-based approach, says Civil Contractors New Zealand Technical Manager Stacy Goldsworthy. The industry has ... More >>

How To Qualify For The Close Contact Exemption Scheme

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:22 am | Industrial Safety News

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 ... More >>

Third Of Businesses Unprepared For Chemical Incidents

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:19 am | Industrial Safety News

The study asked respondents from organizations across the chemical industry anonymously to rank their organization’s emergency preparedness levels. The survey shows that almost a third of businesses (28%) under-prioritize their chemical emergency response ... More >>

Did You Check Emails Over Christmas?

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:53 pm | Industrial Safety News

If you can’t seem to keep work at bay, this out-of-hours practice could cost you your health, according to research from the University of South Australia. Surveying more than 2200 academics and professional staff across 40 Australian universities, ... More >>

Another Business Prosecuted For Multiple Covid Breaches

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:50 pm | Industrial Safety News

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 ... More >>

Don’t Let Lights And Decorations Turn Into A Festive Hangover

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:24 pm | Industrial Safety News

Putting up and removing seasonal decorations can quickly turn into a festive hangover if those tasked with the work do not know how to do it safely, warns IPAF Head of Safety and Technical Brian Parket. Not using the correct type of Mobile Elevating ... More >>

How To Prepare Your Business For The End Of Year Surge

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:21 pm | Industrial Safety News

With end of year just around the corner here’s some tips from Prospa on how to make sure you’re ready to capitalise on that summertime rush. Savvy business owners should start putting things in place to secure a healthy cash flow to see through ... More >>

Staff Wellbeing Programmes Help Workplaces Thrive

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:03 pm | Industrial Safety News

Programmes aimed at supporting employees’ health and wellbeing can also benefit their social relationships and reduce bullying, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), working in collaboration with insurance ... More >>

Construction And Manufacturing Top Industries Hit By Ransomware

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:00 pm | Industrial Safety News

NordLocker research finds 37 percent of companies worldwide became victims of ransomware in 2020, and though no industry is safe from cyber attacks, industrial sectors were targeted the most, says NordLocker cybersecurity expert Oliver Noble. NordLocker’s ... More >>

BIMSafe NZ Could Be A Health And Safety Game-changer

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:08 pm | Industrial Safety News

An upcoming state-of-the-art office building in Dunedin will be the case study for new safety trials, aimed at lowering the high number of workplace accidents in the building industry. The construction industry represents 8% of the workforce, but ... More >>

Business Convicted After Worker’s Fingers Crushed

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:05 pm | Industrial Safety News

A company and its director have been dealt hefty fines and reparation costs following an incident with an unsafe metal press that ended in amputation. WorkSafe is warning company directors that if they are not making sure their company’s operations are ... More >>

Construction Training Programme Expands To Manawatū

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:36 pm | Industrial Safety News

The course begins on 1 November. The attendees are employed by a range of infrastructure companies from the start of the six-week course, and will begin their infrastructure careers with these companies on graduating. Fulton Hogan is leading this project ... More >>

Vaccine Mandates Confirmed – Is Your Business Safe?

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:32 pm | Industrial Safety News

Currently, only high-risk workplaces and those in customer-facing roles will be required to have both doses of the vaccine. However, industry leaders are pushing for the Government to mandate vaccines in most other sectors. Registered Master Builders ... More >>

How To Survive As A Modern-day Business

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:38 pm | Industrial Safety News

Paper-based systems and analogue machines are still common within the industrial sectors, but writing on a piece of paper just isn’t adequate in today’s environment, says SYSPRO Chief Product Officer, Paulo De Matos. With the need for continued innovation ... More >>

Rapid Covid Tests Finally Get The Go-ahead

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:35 pm | Industrial Safety News

Rapid antigen testing, which can detect the virus in 15 minutes, has been given the green light more than a year after the Government’s own advisors called it a priority. The tests will be first rolled out across Auckland hospitals and for ... More >>





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