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Is it "fit for purpose"? The recent accident and fatalities at DreamWorld in Australia could well have consequence here in NZ. From one of the many news items, there were two statements that you should take note of if you are in business. The first being that the police were treating...

Chemical and airborne contaminants In between gasping for breath and cupping his face mask for oxygen, an older friend of mine said, with tears in his eyes, "Gordon, I can't even walk to the letter box. I'm now stuck here waiting to die with this bloody oxygen bottle for company." Two months...

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...

Emphysema, or silicosis, are both debilitating diseases of the lungs, which take no prisoners and are fatal. I've watched a close friend slowly die for eighteen months from this debilitating disease and it was not a pleasant time for all those close to him. From a man who roamed the...

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...

If you are thinking this is just another management buzzword that has a number of compliance fish hooks, you are 75% right but on the other side of the ledger, it can have a number of advantages. What is prequalification? In the yesteryears of ISO 9001, this was called supplier appraisal -...

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....

If you were like me after watching the All Blacks winning the World Cup, you would have been proud to be a Kiwi! The All Blacks certainly displayed a high degree of skill, discipline and professionalism that truly made them champions and great ambassadors for NZ and for the sport. The...