Practical Safety Advice


Asbestos

What to do if you uncover New Zealand's number one workplace killer.

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Cement

Cement-based concrete must be managed properly, or it can cause serious harm.

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Ear plugs

Learn how to correctly insert ear plugs to protect your hearing on site.

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Electrical Safety

Electrical accidents are often fatal. This page provides a summary of electrical safety basics.

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Emergency Response Planning

Be prepared with a good emergency response plan.

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Eye Safety

Find out how to select the right eye protection, wear it, how to care for it and more.

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Fatigue

Fatigue

How to recognise the signs of and deal with fatigue.

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Hard Hat Basic Safety

Find out how to select the right hard hat, wear it, how it works, how to care for it and more.

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Hazard Identification

Being aware of on-site risks is vital. Start by asking yourself these seven simple questions.

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Hazardous Substances

Find out about the new regulations.

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Health and Safety at Work Act

A brief guide to the law for small businesses.

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Health and Safety Committee

Do you need a health and safety committee?

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Health and Safety Representatives

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

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Housekeeping

How to keep a tidy site. A safe site is a tidy site.

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Industry Links

Connect with other construction industry organisations.

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Knots for Height and Fall Arrest

Learn how to do the basic knots needed for height and fall arrest work.

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Ladders in Construction

This page provides a summary of safety requirements when using ladders.

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Lone Workers

How to stay safe and well as a lone worker.

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Manual Handling

Learn how to reduce sprains and strains.

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Notifiable Events

Learn what notifiable events are and what you need to do if one happens in your business.

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Passport Handbook

Your guide to the basic health and safety information every worker should know.

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PPE Obligations

Find out what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required.

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Respiratory Protective Equipment

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

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Risk Control

Keep everyone safe and meet your responsibilities by following these simple steps to managing risk.

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Safety Harness Systems

This page provides a summary of safety requirements when using safety harness systems.

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Scaffolds

Scaffolds

This page provides a summary of safety requirements for using scaffolding systems.

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Site Inductions

All you need to know about running a site induction.

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Site Specific Safety Plans (SSSP)

What you need to know about producing a Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP) for your project.

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Follow these simple steps and prevent this common injury.

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Subcontractor Responsibilities

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

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Task Analysis/Safe Work Method Statement

How to complete a Task Analysis (TA) or Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) - with example template.

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Tendering With Safety

Principal client, main contractor or sub-contractor? You're responsible for health and safety.

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Worker Engagement

Engaging with your workers on health and safety doesn’t have to be hard.

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Workers Rights

Your rights and obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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Working in Summer

Our top tips to staying safe on site when you're working in the heat.

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Working in Winter

Our top tips to staying safe on site when you're working in the cold.

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