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Woolston Fatality

Monday, 23 March 2020, 11:41 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is investigating this morning's fatality in Woolston, Christchurch. We understand the victim sustained crushing injuries. As the matter is now under investigation we are unable to provide any further comment. More >>

Go Back To Basics When Assessing Health And Safety

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 12:51 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding businesses to go back to basics before allowing workers to operate dangerous machinery. The message comes after Oak Lane Chaff Limited was fined $260,000 at the Hastings District Court last Friday. The sentencing follows an August ... More >>

Six Tonne Truck Rolls Onto Trainee Worker

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 12:05 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A young untrained worker was on his second day on the job at a mechanics workshop in Cambridge, when he was crushed by the six tonne truck he was working under. GTT Mechanical 2018 Limited was sentenced at the Hamilton District Court last Friday ... More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking From Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Monday, 9 March 2020, 12:56 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) from Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) following a May 2018 incident in which a patient fell from a patient lifter while being transferred from an air ambulance to a road ambulance. ... More >>

New Research Aims To Reduce NZ’s High Rate Of Work-related Illness

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Every year, 750 to 900 New Zealanders die prematurely due to work-related illness, yet little is known about the effectiveness of workplace interventions to address these health issues. WorkSafe New Zealand and the Health Research Council ... More >>

Company Fined After Worker Loses Three Fingers

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 4:42 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A company’s failure to appropriately manage risk and identify safe work methods and controls in the workplace has ended with a worker losing three fingers. Canterbury Concrete Cutting NZ Limited was fined $229,921 at the Christchurch District Court ... More >>

Businesses Must Separate People From Plant

Monday, 17 February 2020, 5:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

An export logging firm was sentenced today after a worker suffered fatal crushing injuries. Mangere based company Guru NZ Limited was ordered to pay a fine of $330,750 at the Manukau District Court after a worker was crushed between a shipping container ... More >>

Mismanagement of asbestos removal unacceptable

Friday, 7 February 2020, 1:51 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Motueka company Bays Boating Limited were fined $108,000 at the Nelson District Court today following a WorkSafe prosecution for the unsafe removal of asbestos. In August 2018, the company began demolition work on a building known to have asbestos in both ... More >>

Worksafe Statement

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 2:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

There are allegations circulating on social media that suggest a worker involved in a May 2019 incident in Bromley, Christchurch has died as a result of chemical exposure following the incident. More >>

Sockburn Fatality

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:47 pm | WorkSafe NZ

As the matter is now under investigation we are unable to provide any further detail. More >>

Company failed to ensure contractor's capabilities

Friday, 20 December 2019, 12:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding companies to ensure the contractors they employ are competent for the job at hand. More >>

WorkSafe appoints new Chief Executive

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 12:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Chair of WorkSafe New Zealand, Ross Wilson announced today that following a publicly advertised selection process, Phil Parkes will be the agency’s new Chief Executive. More >>

WorkSafe investigating White Island work activity

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 5:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has opened a health and safety investigation into the harm and loss of life caused by the eruption. As the workplace health and safety regulator and administrator of the Adventure Activities Regulations, WorkSafe will be investigating ... More >>

Pike River mine – regulatory exemption granted by WorkSafe

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:57 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has accepted a Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) regulatory exemption request which clears the way for the agency to begin work to recover the mine drift. Regulation 170 (4) (a) of the Mining Operations and Quarrying Regulations 2016 requires that ... More >>

Unsafe work at height can have devastating consequences

Monday, 25 November 2019, 3:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding businesses of the potentially devastating consequences unsafe work at height can cause, following the sentencing of Build Northland Limited at the Whangarei District Court last week. More >>

New easy-to-use asbestos tool for businesses

Monday, 25 November 2019, 11:41 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has launched a new tool on its website today to help businesses to develop their asbestos management plans. The launch coincides with Asbestos Awareness Week. More >>

Incident at The Remarkables

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:12 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe understands one person has died and another is still missing. We are making initial inquiries to establish what our next steps will be. More >>

WorkSafe commits to Pacific worker safety programme

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 12:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is today celebrating its formal commitment to a programme that ensures Pacific peoples are kept healthy and safe at work. More >>

Auckland Convention Centre fire

Monday, 4 November 2019, 5:13 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has launched an investigation following a fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland, which began on October 22. WorkSafe’s investigation will focus on understanding the work activities being undertaken at the Convention ... More >>

Teacher and student injured on falling scaffold

Friday, 25 October 2019, 10:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

A school board of trustees was sentenced at the Tokoroa District Court yesterday after a mobile scaffold toppled over, injuring a teacher and student. Mobile scaffolding was erected in Forest View High School’s auditorium to assist with setting up lighting ... More >>



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