Metalcraft Roofing

With the growing use of structural steels it is understandable that misconceptions might arise about different types of certification, the role of product certification in particular, and comparative acceptability of steel and steelwork certified by different schemes applicable to structural steelwork construction. That’s more than 60 years’ servicing the industry through all the challenges those decades have brought. Metalcraft Roofing …

ACRS certification of welded steel sections to AS/NZS 5131 – exploding the myths

With the growing use of structural steels it is understandable that misconceptions might arise about different types of certification, the role of product certification in particular, and comparative acceptability of steel and steelwork certified by different schemes applicable to structural steelwork construction. ACRS is receiving an increasing number of inquiries about ACRS 2-stage certification system and its role in steel …

Setting best practice – Waterproofing Membrane Codes

Waterproofing Membrane Association Inc. – Email: chairman@wmai.org.nz | www.wmai.org.nz The Waterproofing Membrane Association Incorporation (WMAI) has developed and produced several new Codes of Practice for Waterproof Membranes for the industry to accept, adapt and adhere to, all aimed at raising standards that will vastly improve the building industry. In the wake of COVID-19, there is going to be large number …

Powerfully Electrifying Snorkel SL30RTE

A new line of electric-powered Snorkel Speed Levels is electrifying the work-at-height industry. Market research conducted by Snorkel shows a gradual decline in demand for diesel machines due to increasing regulations on noise and emissions. The lithium-ion electric Snorkel SL26RTE and SL30RTE models lead the way with a forwarding-looking solution that delivers. Initially previewed at Bauma 2019, the Snorkel SL26RTE …

Digital safety training mitigates impact of COVID-19 on kiwi businesses

By NZISM president Greg Dearsly. Workplace health and safety has always been a top priority in New Zealand, but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country are more focussed than ever on keeping their people safe. Safety ‘n Action, a leading health and safety training provider, is offering a comprehensive suite of online and webinar solutions …

Reducing carbon emissions, one tonne at a time

By Nuralite Waterproofing managing director John Simmons. A realisation that all businesses, no matter how big or small, have to start making changes to reduce carbon emissions was behind the decision of Nuralite Waterproofing to become one of the first building supply companies in New Zealand to be certified carboNZero by Toitū. Nuralite is a typical New Zealand small medium …

COVID-19 no excuse to ignore usual health and safety risks

By NZISM president Greg Dearsly. Businesses are being urged to focus on known and understood health and safety risks, alongside those of COVID-19, to limit any spike in incident numbers. New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) president, Greg Dearsly echoes the comments of the Government in support of “safe” economic activity and the importance of staying safe and looking …

Government package to support immediate cashflow needs of small business

The Government’s announcement on May 1 of interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, together with the tax reforms providing more than $3 billion in tax relief, will provide much needed support for small business, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce chief executive, Leeann Watson. The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme will provide assistance of …

Mortgage holidays – what you need to know

Banks have begun taking applications for mortgage holidays from consumers affected by Covid-19. So, Consumer NZ looks at the pros and cons of deferring mortgage repayments. What is a mortgage holiday? A mortgage holiday lets you temporarily stop making repayments on your home loan if you’re under financial pressure. Homeowners who are struggling financially as a result of the Covid-19 …