Certified Builders prepares industry ahead of changes

Certified Builders prepares industry ahead of changes to health and safety laws

Certified Builders welcomes the Health and Safety at Work Act which marks the biggest changes to health and safety laws in years. The Act comes into force as the trade association holds its final Toolbox Seminars in a series on health and safety to prepare the industry for the changes, however it warns that there are still a lot of builders out there who aren’t prepared.

The Seminars, which have been taking place across New Zealand since February with the support of Worksafe New Zealand, have seen an overwhelming response from builders and tradespeople keen to get up to speed with the new requirements.

Certified Builders Chief Executive, Grant Florence, said that given the industry’s history of being slow to respond to change and in the context of the current fragmentation of skills maintenance across the industry, the number of builders who aren’t adequately prepared for the changes is a real concern.

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