Working in Confined Space

Accidents occur, and people die every year because they do not understand the dangers of working in a confined space. They don’t take the necessary steps and precautions before entering. A confined space may be defined as an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, where there […]

Bullying in the Workplace

Studies suggest that between one in five and one in three New Zealand workers report bullying or harassment.* It is not acceptable behaviour in our private lives or in public, and neither is it acceptable in the workplace. It is a Health and Safety issue that should be included in all Health and Safety Policies. […]

As a Landlord, how would you fare?

As a Landlord/PCBU this could apply to you. Rental Property Managers are contractors alongside other contractors you may employ (The property manager may employ sub-contractors). Read the latest from WorkSafe and apply your own circumstances to the various situations identified in this outcome. https://worksafe.govt.nz/about-us/news-and-media/take-your-health-and-safety-systems-with-you/ Our interpretation of this event, reads as follows: While the PCBU […]

A Disconnect in WorkSafe

During the HSWA 2015 strategy consultation held in Christchurch recently the message of “The disconnection within WorkSafe and the mixed messages that come from them” was a topic of conversation. Follow this link to hear our General Managers feedback. Another recent farm death highlights the following example of this disconnect. WorkSafe has clarified the acceptable […]

Workplace Bullying – there is no place for it!

Last week it was reported that employees of government agency – Housing New Zealand – had raised concerns with management reporting workplace bullying and that those concerns had been brushed off.: https://bit.ly/2soRzmg WorkSafe did not investigate, saying it did not consider the death to be “notifiable”. To me this continues the trend of WorkSafe ignoring […]