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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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Noise levels created by common construction tools

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Workers in industries, such as construction, use a variety of tools and machinery in the course of their work. One of the hazardous aspects of using this equipment, or being around people who use it, is noise.

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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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Personal protective equipment to use when working with asbestos

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Personal protective clothing and equipment is an essential line of defence for minimising an asbestos hazard when elimination and isolation are not practicable.

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Safe working with ladders and stepladders

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This fact sheet is for anyone considering using a ladder or step ladder in a workplace.

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Roofers using chainsaws

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During assessments for the Preventing Falls from Height project, inspectors have identified that some roofers are using chainsaws to cut roofing battens in situ and are not wearing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). Roofers must wear personal protective equipment if using chainsaws to cut roofing battens.

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Scaffolds with screening or containment sheeting

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Scaffold sheeting or screening is used for both safety and environmental purposes. Where work is carried out close to pedestrian or vehicle access, scaffolds that are fully screened can minimise the risk to the public from falling objects. For this reason, toe boards must be fitted to screened scaffolds.

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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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