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Hints and Tips

Mitigating risk to your business The recent rupture to the 168km pipeline from Whangarei to Auckland has certainly put the “fox in the chook house” when it comes to culpability, blame and the cost to the New Zealand economy. It has been estimated that the cost could be up to $15...

Although the following article was written in 2013,  the consequences could be the same or worse, following the introduction of the Health and Safety At Work Act 2015. The following fatality was an actual event - details have been changed for the protection of the family. Some of the information is...

In the past month, I have noticed more than 40 job vacancies for Health and Safety Managers, Advisors, Officers, and Trainers. This is great for those who want to get into this line of work. However, for businesses going down that employment track, I suggest that during your selection process, make...

Are documented systems and safe operating procedures necessary in business and do they add value to a business? They certainly do. This is a question that many business owners have to come to grips with as they grow their business, especially start-up SME businesses.  Whether we agree or not, business rules...

Disclaimer - these are general statements only - they may not be word for word from the Health and Safety at Work Act (or other Acts), but designed to give you a simplified understanding. For any questions about any of these definitions, please contact us today....

Recently, I was asked to visit a small business that manufactured and installed joinery to discuss their future health and safety (H&S) requirements. The company had been in business for 10+ years, had a very good reputation in the building industry, and were very busy. The company had three employees....