Health and safety law changes – what you need to know

Changes to health and safety (H&S) laws are a step closer, with a select committee reporting its recommendations back to Parliament. The Bill is expected to be passed later this year and there will be some months before it comes into effect. During this time government will provide further guidance to help businesses understand what

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Undertaking transformational change – don’t let your Health and Safety performance suffer.

“Transformation” is the buzz word being bandied around during these challenging economic times, but what exactly is “Transformational Change” and how is it going to increase efficiency, reduce cost, whilst still providing sustainable health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance improvement? That’s the 60 billion dollar question… In essence “Transformational Change” is about moving from the

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Alison’s Running Journey to 42km….

So knocking on 50’s door this year and always one for a challenge. I remember running the 400 metres as a kid and kicking my bum with my feet as running so fast! Then I remember running cross country at 14 and preferring to have a fag while the others doubled back and I followed

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Health and safety leadership guide – Resource

If you’re running your own business, chances are you know it’s your responsibility to keep your people safe – but what exactly does that mean? Managing health and safety is about identifying the risks and hazards in your business and having a plan that everyone follows, to minimise those risks. You’ve invested too much in

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Health and Safety Reform Bill update – 28/10/14

Latest update 28th October 2014. The following information is a regular overview update of the key parts of the Bill as introduced to Parliament, to help you understand some of its key concepts. This will help ensure you’re prepared for when the law comes into effect in 2015. That won’t be before April next year

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Qualifications rule

ALISON GILL says the market increasingly demands specialist OHS qualifications. Demand for competent health and safety practitioners (including occupational health nurses) has changed positively over the last five years. Pike River has led to board level reviews of governance and risk management practice, and this has seen a slow increase in the number of newly

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