WorkSafe NZ YouTube Links
Health and Safety at Work Act – snap shot
- Managing risks on site – 3:42
- Worker duties – 0:31
- Overlapping duties – 0:42
- Upstream Businesses 0:42
- Worker engagement and participation – Waste Management NZ 5:05
- Where is it, what should I do – WorkSafe New Zealand 2:06
- What does asbestos look like – Dr Bill Glass 3:25
- Where is asbestos found and what do I do – Mike Cosman 1:54
- Respiratory personal equipment – Mike Cosman 6:20
Working with scaffolding and edge protection
- Why fatigue is an issue in safety performance in construction.
Safety performance in construction – Matthew Beattie 35:36
Further videos can be found on YouTube.The Association will update this list as more relevant videos become available.
Health & Safety Quick Links
Looking for high level health and safety information such as Acts, regulations and information on the task-force which was set up to review health and safety in NZ, click here.
The new Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on 4 April 2016. To help you prepare WorkSafe New Zealand’s, Marcus Nalter explains how it might apply to a typical residential building site.
- New laws for removing asbestos
- When can I remove asbestos without a license
- Where can asbestos be found
- Identifying asbestos
- Becoming a licensed
- Key rule changes
- Managing asbestos
- Asbestos removal
- Testing for asbestos
Compliance Options Site Handbook
Once a Hazard and Risk Assessment has been done it’s time to put something in place to keep your crew safe. The examples within this handbook may offer some additional solutions at a practical level.
Pre-qualifying Agreement for your Subbies
This pre-qualifying agreement is designed to give to your subcontractors at pricing stage, it will then give the head contractor an idea as to the level of H&S abilities your preferred subcontractor holds. The head contractors holds the primary duty for the site so it is important they understand the level of H&S risk a subcontractor brings to site, this allows the head contractor to consider appropriate level of hazard controls as expected of the primary duty holder.
The site specific safety plan is a comprehensive way to identify hazards and consider what controls will be put in place, this document will guide you through hazards which you might not have considered as a builder in the past. This safety plan has been produced by Association partners Site Safe, Site Safe have additional guidance on their website for SSSP’s. If you wish to download the individual templates within this doc you can find them here.
Identifying & handling asbestos
How to identify asbestos and the rules around best practice of handling asbestos.
Inadequate scaffolding leads to fine
An Auckland roofing company has been convicted and fined for failing to ensure it had adequate measures in place to protect its workers from the risk of falling from a second-story roof.
Preventing Falls from Heights
One year on, we are seeing builders, roofers, and other tradesmen taking positive steps to manage the hazard of working at height. A number of companies are now using scaffolding as their preferred option to ensure workers are safe while working at height.
Sun Protection – Workplace
On the workplace sun protection page you will find a downloadable Guide for Employers on Sun protection & outdoor work as well as a sample workplace sun protection policy.
Workplace Healthy & Safety Law in 2013
To many business owners and managers, occupational safety and health (“OSH”) law is a body or rules that is intended to be punitive rather than preventative. It seems to impose on them an impossible obligation to insulate others from every conceivable risk, and removes the incentive for others to exercise common sense and personal accountability. Liability seems to automatically flow from accidents or illnesses the firm was powerless to anticipate or prevent, as if it was simply a tax