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Several training providers are going through the process of becoming accredited by NZQA to deliver asbestos unit standards training, WorkSafe advises The health and safety regulator suggests contacting the individual training providers to find out if and when they will begin delivering training to the NZQA standards. Continue →
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WorkSafe New Zealand says businesses must actively identify and control risks that could kill or maim their workers Sullivan Packaging Ltd was fined a total of $52,000 in the Christchurch District Court and ordered to pay $20,000 reparations after a worker was trapped unconscious in a machine on which he was carrying out maintenance when an unlocked metal plate collapsed on him. Continue →
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New unit standards are being introduced to support the asbestos regulation changes that take effect 4 April 2018 This training is part of the overall picture designed to raise standards for working with asbestos in New Zealand and aligns our practice with that of the United Kingdom and Australia. Continue →
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Disregard for employee health and safety left a worker a tetraplegic and resulted in a total of $386,300 in fines and reparation for a horticultural company and its director  Wai Shing Ltd and its director Franklin Wai Shing were each charged in the Pukekohe District Court under section 6 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act (1992) for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of its employee while at work. Continue →
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Duck shooting season is an ideal time to remind farmers of their duties with regard to events and visitors under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, WorkSafe believes The health and safety regulator wants to remind farmers that the law insists they ensure that work areas on the farm are safe, and don’t pose a risk to the health and safety of any person. Continue →
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The recent asbestos regulation changes mean a move from certificate of competency to a licencing system, WorkSafe advises All Certificates of Competence will expire on or before 4 April 2018, when the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 take full effect. Continue →
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The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners is concerned about the number of certificate of competence (CoC) applicants that are being failed because they are unable to demonstrate they have the ability and knowledge required to maintain a safe work environment The board examines applicants’ competence in four key areas: operating and safety systems legislation leadership and, emergency management. Continue →
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Nineteen-year-old rubbish collector Jane Devonshire died on 10 August 2015 when the truck she was working on crashed down a bank after its brakes failed The legal consequences which have flowed from this case demonstrate the particular health and safety management risks in multiple-contractor worksites, say Garth Gallaway and Marie Wisker.  Continue →
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Worksafe says companies that disregard the health and safety of workers and customers should expect they’ll be held to account after a nail salon appeared for sentencing in the Auckland District Court for using a banned substance Kiwi Nails and Spa Limited was inspected by WorkSafe and Auckland Council, and it was discovered the company was using a substance called methyl methylacrylate to glue artificial nails onto customer’s nails. Continue →