The My Health & Safety Blog - Health and Safety

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Jul 18, 2017

How a moment's thought could help to save a life. One of the key messages of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) is that we share a collective responsibility to get ourselves and our team home safely at the end of every working day. So what are some of the simple actions we can take to help achieve this crucial objective? Did you know that, on average, one person dies as a result of an incident at work every week in New Zealand?

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How do I insure myself against penalties imposed under The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015?

Jun 20, 2017

When it comes to workplace healthy and safety, New Zealand has a problem. Every year 50-60 people are killed in workplace incidents, and hundreds more die as a result of work-related ill health. Our work-related fatality statistics are three times as high as the UK and nearly twice as high as Australia. This is just not good enough. Everyone who goes to work deserves to come home healthy and safe. www.WorkSafe.govt.nz, Oct 2016

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Health and Safety obligations for Property Managers and Landlords

Apr 20, 2017

Under the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, property managers and landlords who largely control leased premises are considered Persons in Charge of a Business or Undertaking (PCBU).

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Safety Literate are you...?

Feb 19, 2017

Safety Literate……Are You? Due to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 which came into force on 4 April 2016, senior business officers can be held personally liable for the safety of their workplace and must accept the responsibility as part of their position.

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Body Corporate

Dec 10, 2016

Body Corporate What are my Health and Safety Duties? A body corporate comprises all of the owners of the units within a unit titled property.

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