Death and serious injury can occur from exposure to electrical hazards on construction sites.Read more
New guidelines offering advice for keeping workers safe when erecting, dismantling and working on scaffolding.Read more
WorkSafe sends out a regular Construction and Building Maintenance email update on the latest Health and Safety news and information for the industry.Read more
WorkSafe has released guidance for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace: the Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?
The new Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on 4 April. To help you prepare WorkSafe New Zealand’s Marcus Nalter explains how it might apply to a typical residential building siteRead more
Taylor Construction 2011 Limited has been fined $36,750 following a guilty plea entered under sections 6 and 50 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act.Read more
See the latest sector view on risks and the ACC statistics on serious injuries and fatalities.