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Jun / 2020

Major Oak Safety Training

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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

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    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

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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

Delivering a conference that connects

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Creating effective conferences involves a combination of content, creativity, coordination and collaboration. So here are some key elements to help keep things simple and engaging for attendees. Set objectives Design the conference based on the needs of participants and ensure the content is supportive of and aligned with the core message/s. People fear repetition, but don’t ignore the value of
Jun / 2020

Setting best practice – Waterproofing Membrane Codes

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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
Jun / 2020

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

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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

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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
Mar / 2020

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

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Workplace health and safety has always been a top priority in New Zealand, but as COVID-19 rapidly gathers momentum, businesses across the country are more focussed than ever on keeping their people safe. With the government actively encouraging work from home options and social distancing, the value of online training has never held more weight.  Lucky then that Safety ‘n
Jan / 2020

Estimating how long a job will take: Why 83 percent get it wrong

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How often have you quoted a job but ended up losing on it because the hours blew out? It happens to everyone once in a while… but get this wrong too often and you won’t be very profitable.   Even the big players in our industry get this wrong more than they’d like to admit… Fletchers got in trouble last
Jan / 2020

Tradies fighting back thanks to Tool Protect

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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
Sep / 2017

Automation And The Future Of Your Industry

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Dec / 2016

Inspirational Carmen is Tradeswomen of the Year

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By Jo Bailey Ten years ago Carmen Sutton had barely swung a hammer and had learning difficulties that prevented her from reading. Now she has been named the National Association of Women in Construction’s Tradeswoman of the Year at the Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards. “It was great to win. I definitely wasn’t expecting it,” says Carmen, who attended the awards
Dec / 2016

Apprentices rise to the top

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Two bright sparks from Auckland have taken out the 2016 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition (the Master Electricians Challenge), the country’s toughest contest for apprentice electricians. The pair were among 10 finalists, selected during knockout heats around the country, who took part in the gruelling two-day final at the Hilton Lake Taupo. Chabb Chia, 21, from Parau, West Auckland,
Dec / 2016

Trade careers need wider promotion says Master Electricians

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A career in the electrical industry is a great choice, says Neville Simpson, CEO of Master Electricians. “Like all trade industries, apprentices are being paid while they learn, so don’t finish their training with a huge student debt. They learn skills they can transfer easily overseas, and can make some really good money.” Mr Simpson would like to see schools
Sep / 2016

Construction – How a booming industry can open its doors to young New Zealanders

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You only have to read any job forecasting report to know the construction industry is buoyant, with Seek construction job ads for May up by almost 40% in Auckland alone. The latest findings from The National Construction Pipeline Report (MBIE, 2016) confirms the sector is experiencing steady growth.  New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) Chief Executive Malcolm Fleming is positive
Jul / 2016

Huge demand for quality training

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With people “clamouring” to get scaffolding tickets, there is huge demand on SARNZ and industry training providers to provide appropriate training and qualifications. “With the increasing need for skilled, trained scaffolders and riggers, the industry needs to develop its training programmes to ensure standards continue to improve and evolve,” says SARNZ chief executive Graham Burke. This is particularly critical from