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Mythbusting: H&S committees

Learn when health and safety committees are required under the new law.

Site Safe New Zealand, 04 August 2017

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Risk Management 101

What you need to know to manage health and safety risk in your workplace.

Site Safe New Zealand, 14 July 2017

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Mythbusting: Low-level Scaffolds

What you need to know before you can erect a low-level scaffold.

Site Safe New Zealand, 03 July 2017

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Sneak Peek - Worker Basics

Learn about hazards and health online next time you renew your Site Safety Card (Passport).

Site Safe New Zealand, 28 June 2017

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Mythbusting: Harnesses in a scissor lift?

Should you wear a harness in a scissor lift? In many cases, the answer is yes.

Site Safe New Zealand, 14 June 2017

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Winter is Here

Be ready for the cold snap.

Site Safe New Zealand, 06 June 2017

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Sneak Peek - Asbestos Online

You can now learn about asbestos online.

Site Safe New Zealand, 22 May 2017

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Breathe Easy - A Beginner's Guide to Respiratory Protection

Avoid breathing in hazardous airborne substances by using the right type of respiratory protection.

Site Safe New Zealand, 10 May 2017

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Asbestos - What You Need To Know

Find out what to do if you uncover New Zealand's number one workplace killer.

Site Safe New Zealand, 06 May 2017

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Can You Handle It? Manual Handling Tips

Learn how to reduce sprains and strains.

Site Safe New Zealand, 22 March 2017

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Defeat the Dust

Learn how to defeat this harmful airborne substance: dust.

Site Safe New Zealand, 07 March 2017

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Mythbusting: I'm Not Responsible

Even if you’re only on-site for a few hours, you still have health and safety responsibilities.

Site Safe New Zealand, 27 February 2017

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Are you a lone worker?

Whether it’s long hours on the road or working alone on-site, working by yourself can be dangerous.

Site Safe New Zealand, 13 February 2017

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Managing Cement Risks

Cement-based concrete is widely used and contains extremely aggressive and hazardous chemicals.

Site Safe New Zealand, 27 January 2017

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Avoid a Housekeeping Horror

Avoid a housekeeping horror - a safe site is a tidy site.

Site Safe New Zealand, 18 January 2017

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Be Prepared

Natural disasters can strike at any time. Be prepared with a good emergency response plan.

Site Safe NZ, 30 November 2016

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Stay cool, stay safe

Summer is a great time for building, but it can present additional health and safety risks.

Site Safe, 06 November 2016

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Staying on top of the job: managing fatigue

If you've got lots of jobs on the go, it can be tempting to ignore the signs of fatigue.

Site Safe, 19 October 2016

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Mythbusting: Ladders

Despite what you may have heard, you can still use ladders under the new law.

Site Safe, 26 August 2016

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Worker Engagement and Participation

Engagement and participation is having meaningful discussions with your team about health & safety.

Site Safe, 11 July 2016

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Do You Need a Health & Safety Committee?

All you need to know about Health & Safety Committees.

Site Safe, 14 June 2016

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Electrical Safety

Electricity is dangerous and accidents can often be fatal as no device can offer 100% protection.

Site Safe, 01 June 2016

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Site Specific Safety Plans 101

Tips to get you started with your first Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP).

Site Safe, 16 May 2016

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What is a notifiable event?

Do you, as a business owner (or a PCBU), know what events these are and what you need to do?

Site Safe, 02 May 2016

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Running a Site Induction

How to run an induction for a construction site - for small to large projects.

Site Safe, 28 April 2016

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Do You Need a Health & Safety Rep at Your Work?

Do you need a health and safety rep at your work?

Site Safe, 19 April 2016

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HSWA: Learn the Lingo

As attention around the new law continues to grow you'll probably hear a range of acronyms.

Site Safe, 06 April 2016

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SME Owners – Are You Ready for the New HSW Act?

I'm a small business, what do I need to do to ensure I'm covered under the new legislation?

Jeff Strampel, Central Regional Manager, 25 February 2016

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Personal Protective Equipment

What Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is mandatory for Contractors?

Jeff Strampel, Central Regional Manager, 30 October 2015

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Feeling Unsafe At Work

Have you ever felt pressure to risk your own or the safety of others to complete a job?

Jeff Strampel, Central Regional Manager, 30 October 2015

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Scaffolding

Who is responsible for organising the scaffolding for work on the roof of a single story house?

Jeff Strampel, Central Regional Manager, 30 October 2015

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