Health & Safety Chat

Our workplace safety blog highlights the importance of health and safety at work, with up to date safety advice, facts, tips and opinions.

What does health and safety mean for small business?

According to the Ministry of Business of innovation and employment 97% of business in New Zealand employee less than 20 staff (Ministry of Business, 2016). If you dig a little further, of that 97%, 72% of these have no employees at all! How does the act apply to small companies or those that are one man bands? A large proportion of these businesses are run from home

Contractor Pre-Qualification what is it?

So you’re a contractor that has been tendering for jobs and working away for years with no problems at all. You’ve never had an accident (well only minor incidents that no one else knew about anyway!)

It is the simple things that make the difference

The Judge found that the company’s health and safety compliance was “lax” at best and “pointless”. This callous disregard for safety was found to have directly contributed to the incident.

Working from home, what do we need to consider?

all of the safety briefings and pre-start checks I did without even thinking, and this come from years of running high-risk facilities and having the rigors of safety taught to me over this time

Is safety a way of life?

All of the safety briefings and pre-start checks I did without even thinking, and this come from years of running high-risk facilities and having the rigors of safety taught to me over this time

Health and Safety Gone Mad

Have you heard of the Health and Safety police? These are the people espousing their version of Health and Safety. We have all seen the headlines about Health and Safety gone overboard