SAFETY & PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS news magazines

 
Jun / 2020

Major Oak Safety Training

  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Scaffolding & Heights (18)
  • Training & Education (18)
Featured image for “Major Oak Safety Training”
2019 NZ Crane Training Company of the Year Major Oak Safety Training Ltd (Most) is taking the lead in the mission to provide safer, more competent and efficient candidates to fill the skill gaps for crane/construction equipment operators and dogman. 2020 sees ‘Most’ bring world class immersive simulation training to NZ with an industry leading state of the art crane
Jun / 2020

Safety while working at height

  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Scaffolding & Heights (18)
  • Training & Education (18)
Featured image for “Safety while working at height”
    Article provided by the NZ Safety Council. Under the Primary Duty of Care in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, preventing falls from height is a requirement for all PCBU’s and they must ensure that work at height is actively managed so that people are not harmed. A PCBU who manages or controls a workplace must
Jun / 2020

designIT® sITe App: The LVL tool in your pocket — use it onsite, anywhere, anytime

  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Training & Education (18)
Featured image for “designIT® sITe App: The LVL tool in your pocket — use it onsite, anywhere, anytime”
The designIT® sITe App has been growing in popularity with builders as a must-have onsite tool when working with Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) based products. The app, developed in house by the Futurebuild LVL team, has been around since 2011. Colin Taverner, Business Development Manager at Futurebuild LVL, takes great pride in demonstrating the App and seeing the reaction it
Jun / 2020

Powerfully Electrifying Snorkel SL30RTE

  • Hire Industry (11)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “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
Jun / 2020

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

  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Training & Education (18)
Featured image for “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
Jun / 2020

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

  • Legal (19)
  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Training & Education (18)
Featured image for “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
Jun / 2020

New TYCO® ESFR-34 Sprinkler provides industry’s tallest ceiling-only warehouse protection with added flexibility

  • Electrical (6)
  • Media Release (8)
  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “New TYCO® ESFR-34 Sprinkler provides industry’s tallest ceiling-only warehouse protection with added flexibility”
New TYCO® ESFR-34 Sprinkler provides industry’s tallest ceiling-only warehouse protection with added flexibility Early-suppression, fast-response sprinkler gives facilities design flexibility for increased storage
Jan / 2020

Tradies fighting back thanks to Tool Protect

  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Training & Education (18)
Featured image for “Tradies fighting back thanks to Tool Protect”
Tool theft is a growing problem in New Zealand, with equipment often stolen from the back of utes, cars and even construction sites.   The impact of such crimes isn’t limited to cost of replacement — it can also mean jobs need to be cancelled until new equipment is purchased, impacting livelihoods. Claiming on insurance can be a lengthy process
Aug / 2019

Is asbestos going to be the new leaky home syndrome?

  • Deconstruction & Demolition (7)
  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “Is asbestos going to be the new leaky home syndrome?”
by Commerical lawyer, Geoff Hardy Asbestos is a nasty substance, which is mined from rock-forming minerals, and contains fibres with little hooks in them that once in your lungs, never get out.   They can cause serious diseases such as cancer that don’t become evident until 10-40 years later. It was widely used from the 1940s to the 1990s (and
Aug / 2019

Gear up for the winter months

  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “Gear up for the winter months”
When the temperatures head southwards it’s time to think about protecting yourself and your team from the elements.   Winter weather can lead to more injuries as the cold affects decision-making and leads to fatigue. This can lead to people taking shortcuts to finish the job to get back where it’s warm and this in turn can cause injuries or
Jul / 2019

A safe, eco-friendly alternative to ladders

  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Scaffolding & Heights (18)
Featured image for “A safe, eco-friendly alternative to ladders”
In the past, when looking for alternatives to ladders for low level access jobs, the only option was mains or battery powered access equipment. Now, JLG’s EcoLifts represent a third option. They combine the efficiency and safety of these electric units with the convenience of ladders.   According to Safe Work Australia, every year an average of 29 Australians die
Nov / 2017

Onsite ladder safety a concern across the Tasman

  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “Onsite ladder safety a concern across the Tasman”
The safety of workers onsite is becoming more of a focus in construction in New Zealand – and rightly so if we are to reduce New Zealand’s regrettable workplace injury statistics. Worksafe reports that falls from heights of three metres or less off roofs and from ladders account for most of the serious harm incidents reported from the construction sector.
Nov / 2017

Nets for your safety

  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “Nets for your safety”
Once your workers are at height, have you considered what would happen if one of them were to fall? The tool to address this risk may be safety nets. Safety nets are designed to stretch and absorb the energy of a fall, so a falling person is less likely to be injured. The greater the fall height, the greater the
Mar / 2017

Always consider the asbestos factor

  • News (152)
  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
  • Slider (2)
Featured image for “Always consider the asbestos factor”
April 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of the new regulations for working with asbestos. It will also mark the launch of the first ever Asbestos Awareness Week in New Zealand. Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one killer in the workplace with around 170 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases*. That is why the New Zealand Demolition & Asbestos Association
Dec / 2016

Managing Risk in the Workplace

  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “Managing Risk in the Workplace”
Health & Safety legislation has undergone a significant change with the passing of the Health & Safety at Work Act (HaSWA) and subsequent regulations made under that Act. The Health and Safety at Work Act changed the focus from compliance by managing hazards to managing Risk. Despite our best efforts, fatalities and serious injuries continue to occur, even among organizations
Dec / 2016

Communication and Consultation

  • Safety & Protective Systems (24)
Featured image for “Communication and Consultation”
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HaSWA) is based on the premise that those who create or work with occupational risks, or can influence or direct them, must identify and manage those risks. The legislation is designed in part to cover modern working arrangements, which can contain multiple employers with diverse workforces made up of employees, contractors, subcontractors,