Coming soon to a town near you

WorkSafe’s annual construction roadshow kicks off on 19 September in Gisborne. The roadshow is hitting 34 locations from Kerikeri in the north to Invercargill in the south. It’s free to attend, and counts as three hours of Licenced Building Practitioners learning.

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New excavations guidelines

You can’t build anything much without solid foundations – and that means digging some pretty serious holes, trenches, pits and shafts. Of course any excavation work brings with it the risk of collapse, so it’s important to know what you’re doing and put in place proper plans to manage risks. To help, WorkSafe has just published new Excavation Safety Good Practice Guidelines.

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Keeping safety nets safe

Safety nets have become more and more common on construction sites – they’re a great option for keeping everyone safe during roof work. But did you know that leaving stray bits of timber or stacks of building materials sitting on safety nets can reduce their effectiveness?



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