WorkSafe New Zealand reminds employers to ensure their workers are using their health and safety equipment properly after a construction company was prosecuted over the injury of a contractor at a Wellington demolition site in March 2016.
In New Zealand, farmers are being urged to take extra precaution when working around animals following a spike in cases of leptospirosis in Northland. They are also urged to vaccinate their livestock.
Training, information and procedures such as Work Method Statements provide a way for businesses to address health and safety issues by identifying safety hazards and hazard control measures to ensure work is being carried out safely. But is a Work Method Statement a legal requirement for health and safety compliance in New Zealand?
There is no doubt that employee training is essential, especially when it comes to health and safety in the workplace. Training assists organisations in creating safe work environments by identifying hazards and measures to control the hazards that pose a risk to the health and safety of workers. Failing to manage workplace hazards can result …