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Construction sector by the numbers

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See the latest view on risks within the sector and ACC statistics on serious injuries and fatalities.

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Be safe working on roofs

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Everyone is responsible for preventing falls when working on a roof – the principal, the self-employed contractor and subcontractor, the employer and the worker.

Health and safety in the workplace starts when the decision is made to go ahead with a construction job. All aspects of working safely at height should be considered.

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Edge protection

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Edge protection helps prevent people, tools, and materials from falling:
> around the perimeters of a work area
> around openings
> where brittle material cannot safely support the weight of a person.

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Planning a safe approach to working at height

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This fact sheet will help you manage working at height safely. It is one of six fact sheets in the Working Safely at Height Toolkit to be used together with the Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand .

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Selecting the right equipment for working safely at height

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This fact sheet will help you select the right equipment for working safely at height. It is one of six fact sheets in the Working Safely at Height Toolkit to be used together with the Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand.

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Short duration work at height

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This fact sheet will help you plan safely for short duration work at height. It is one of six fact sheets in the Working Safely at Height Toolkit to be used together with the Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand.

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Working at heights: roof restoration and maintenance

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People restoring or maintaining roofs work at heights for both short and long periods of time. When anyone works at height, they could be seriously injured or killed unless they use the right height hazard controls.

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Temporary work platforms

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This fact sheet will help you select and use temporary work platforms for working at height safely. This is one of six fact sheets in the Working Safely at Height Toolkit to be used together with the Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand.

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Total restraint system

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This fact sheet will help you to select and use a total restraint system (sometimes referred to as a travel restraint system) for working safely at height. This fact sheet is one of six fact sheets in the Working Safely at Height Toolkit to be used together with the Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand.

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Locations where asbestos may be found

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If you are doing residential work and you are unsure whether asbestos may be present or not, proceed as if it is present.

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Surveying a building to determine whether asbestos is present

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The only way to positively confirm the presence of asbestos in a building material is to have the material tested using a method specified by an IANZ-accredited laboratory for asbestos testing.

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Managing asbestos

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Where there is a significant hazard to employees, an asbestos hazard must be managed in a hierarchy of elimination, isolation or minimisation.

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Restricted and notifiable work involving asbestos

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WorkSafe NZ must be notified of restricted work involving asbestos at least 24 hours before the work begins.

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Roof inspection and measurement

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Inspection of a roof is often necessary where a problem has been identified, there is a leak, or before refurbishment.

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The Absolutely Essential Health and Safety toolkit

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The Absolutely Essential Health and Safety toolkit - for small construction sites

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