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International road safety charity Brake has published a new guidance report aimed at senior managers in organisations with at-work drivers in collaboration with vehicle tracking specialists Quartix Managing road risk: a guide for senior managers provides crucial information for senior managers on the importance of road risk management, along with practical measures for implementation. Continue →
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A new online safety audit is now available to help New Zealand businesses assess how well their health and safety system is performing and identify areas of risk Leading nationwide health and safety consultants, Securo, estimate two-thirds of New Zealand businesses still have no idea how their contractors, regional branch offices or even their own workplaces rate in terms of the new health and safety requirements, despite new laws having been introduced more than a year ago. Continue →
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Automated health and safety software is in hot demand following the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 says Hamish Howard, managing director of leading health and safety software provider Assura Speaking recently to the National Business Review, lawyer Sarah Shortall, best known for representing Pike River directors following the 2010 disaster, put the need for New Zealand to change behaviour succinctly: Some of the ‘great’ aspects of New Zealand workplace culture – including working hard and getting things done and being innovative – have had the unintended, negative consequence of workers taking some shortcuts – not with an intent, in my view, to make people unhealthy or unsafe but rather to just get on and get work completed.” While I understand her sentiment, it’s important to remember that EVERYONE, workers and employers, have a duty to make sure the workplace is safe and healthy. Continue →
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University of Canterbury (UC) research is paving the way towards improved accuracy in risk assessment and better informed treatment approaches to ultimately contribute to reducing harmful sexual behaviour in the community, including the workplace UC Lecturer in Clinical Psychology Dr Sarah Christofferson is working with three community agencies involved with treating harmful sexual behaviour to validate a risk and change assessment tool. Continue →
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