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Changes to NZ Legislation

The Reform Bill has come about as a result of the recommendations from the government taskforce's review of the effectiveness of Health and Safety Employment Act 1992. The taskforce made a number of recommendations for change. Together with the findings from the Royal commission of Enquiry into the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy the government has promoted the Health and Safety Reform Bill. This will see some major changes to Health and Safety legislation within New Zealand. The Health and Safe...

April 30, 2015

Airconditioning Installation And Service

How many times have you seen this? Air Conditioning units within 2 meters of a height hazard. This is a very common site on roofs all over New Zealand. When anyone works at height, they could be seriously injured or killed unless they use the right height hazard controls. Even if the job is of short duration controls must be in place. "Doing nothing is no longer an option" (Worksafe NZ) Always use the hierarchy of significant hazard controls when deciding which roof access and safety co...

December 11, 2014

CPEng involvement with fall arrest/abseil anchors and safety systems

After the release of the Best Practice Guidelines for Industrial Rope Access in May 2012 Charted Professional Engineers (CPEng) have had a lot more involvement with the installation and re-certification of safety systems, fall arrest and abseil anchor points.Prior to May 2012 the requirements outlined in AS/NZS 1891 were that installation and certification may be carried out by a "competent person". This is a big step for the industry but in our opinion a great one. Yes it do...

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