14 May 2020

         New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, has been through a unique experience, one we hope never to repeat. The craziness of panic buying hand sanitiser, toilet paper and PPE looms larg...

9 Apr 2020

     Have you ever come across roadworks and been confused by the traffic management? Maybe the gaps between the cones are large enough for a vehicle to move between, maybe there are conflicting...

9 Dec 2018

Work is a busy place. Everyone has a job to do and that job must be done. Even people who love their work look forward to a break. Those of us lucky enough to close at the end of the year anticipate t...

4 Nov 2018

The sun is shining – most of the time – the days are longer, we are thinking about Christmas plans and holidays. At the same time we are mentally winding down – perhaps – workloads are increasing for...

3 Oct 2018

Last week I was asked to meet with an organisation to talk about providing health and safety support to them. This happens frequently, which is just as well, or I wouldn’t have a business. Why am I wr...

5 Nov 2017

This is one of the most frequent statements I hear: health and safety is just common sense. But is this true?

WorkSafe New Zealand put out a media release recently about a driver who was watering a tra...

1 Oct 2017

WorkSafe NZ put out a media release on 23rd August 2017 containing the details of the first sentencing following a prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). This has taken a lon...

12 Sep 2017

WorkSafe New Zealand have just released the first sentencing under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. This was for a machinery guarding incident; a worker had his hand caught, and lost most of hi...

3 Sep 2017

I’ve been to a few training sessions recently where people are talking about work as it is done. Traditionally, health and safety has been based on fear, problems, and, sometimes, blame. Health and sa...

8 Aug 2017

Recently WorkSafe NZ announced that there had been seven workers killed at work, in a three-week period. At least two were forklift related; one involved a swing lift.

It would be very easy to say that...

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