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Why should a business have to do this? Apart from the PCBU's obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, it is a good investment of resources, especially if you: value the skills and expertise that your employees bring to your business, and the shortage of qualified, skilled, experienced...

Here are three questions to think about for your business: Do you place value on the wellness and mental fitness of your employees? Is it essential to have a fit and mentally alert workforce to your business? Does your business have a specific plan in place to monitor and to...

A stitch in time saves nine. This simple proverb says that it is better to spend time to plan and to deal with problems as soon as possible, than wait for things to bust, especially when you are in full production. If you wait until you have time, things will get...

It's frustrating to continually read about court cases where the lack of guarding has led to horrific injuries. Too often these result in another hard-working family man or woman having to suffer the effects for the rest of his or her lives. Why? Is it because someone never took or allowed the...

Spotted - an advert on TVNZ 1 for gardening gloves with a difference - some clever person had come up with idea of attaching moulded claws to one of the gloves for digging in the garden, to assist with planting - how clever! Consider this: How often do we see something...

The prosecution of a Tauranga mussel processing company last week for an industrial accident must certainly make all businesses  - using chemicals in any part of their operations - sit up and take note. When you read the following, the incident could easily have been avoided with a few practical and...

This is a warning to all businesses after a recent High Court judgement that has given guidelines to sentence employers who fail to protect the health and safety of workers. The judgement stems from the 2015 Health and Safety at Work Act and gives guidelines to sentencing people found guilty under...

Has red tape bureaucracy been taken to the extreme? Spotted - at a DOC hut recently.  Three signs surrounding the one and only door to the hut. “In case of fire, go outside and call out FIRE, FIRE, FIRE to the others in the hut"...

When you open up a first aid kit, you will see a couple of things. Bandages, rubbing alcohol, different types of painkillers and medicine. But, you need to take a closer look. Do you have enough gear for your workplace? Keep in mind that every workplace is different, and some require...