Does your building contain asbestos? New regulations come into effect in April 2018

WorkSafe NZ identifies asbestos exposure as the leading cause of death from workplace related disease. In line with their plan to reduce workplace related health risks the new asbestos regulations come into effect April 4th 2018. One of the important requirements under the new Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2018 mean if you

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Health and safety: Involving everyone at work

It’s a myth that small businesses are exempt from health and safety laws — the new rules apply to all businesses, large and small, high risk and low risk. You and your workers must all be involved in keeping people safe and healthy at work. For some, this means there is effective communication throughout the business.

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2017 Health & Safety Professionals Survey Report

The survey report has just been released and presents an illuminating picture of the current state of workplace health and safety professionals in New Zealand. Both businesses and health and safety professionals were invited to take part and Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) had a fantastic response, with more than 700 people

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Emotional intelligence in the workplace

Emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. It is a measurable component of who we are, just as IQ is. The concept and criteria for EQ have been studied for decades. And now many experts believe that a person’s EQ may be more important than their IQ and

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How to get your foot in the HSE door…

As New Zealand’s leading Health, Safety and Environmental Recruitment Specialists, we get lots of enquiries regarding “how to get into HSE” as a career. Everyone has to start somewhere as we all did and so here are some tips that may help you on your way. Qualifications – What’s good and what’s not? All qualifications

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A note from the boss…

The year has passed so quickly with consultation on legislation, changes to work practices and a shift in organisational culture and thought leadership which in turn will be driving new modern day safety management into the workplace. Risk Management and more specifically Healthy and Safety is now becoming a “sexy” career with record numbers of

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Auckland Marathon – avoiding the bus of shame…

January 2015 was my first foray into walkity running or joggity life and the November Auckland marathon was my ultimate event and goal as I have always wondered what it would be like to be on foot over the harbour bridge.  So here it was – and I was super excited like a kid at

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