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COVID19
CHASNZ | CONSTRUCTION SECTOR VACCINATION UPDATE 21/09/21
More than 4.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of these, over 3 million people have had their first dose and over 1.6 million people have had their second dose and are fully vaccinated.
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Māori Language Commission | Te Wiki o te Reo Māori [Māori Language Week]
This week, we celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week. Join this year’s Māori Language Moment at 12pm on Tuesday 14th September from wherever you are.
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Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora | Registering for Saliva Testing
The Ministry Of Health would like to thank all those permitted workers who have undergone testing to comply with requirements for crossing Alert Level boundaries.
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MATES | World Suicide Prevention Day, Friday 10 September
MATES would like to ask kiwis to join them and light a candle in their window at 8pm this Friday, September the 10th to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) provides the opportunity for people across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.
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Construction Sector Accord | CHASNZ | How to book a priority COVID-19 vaccination for your essential workers
Construction workers who may be required to work during Alert Level 3 and 4 can now book their workers for priority COVID-19 vaccinations. Businesses can book by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26. All calls are free, and the team are available every day from 8am to 8pm and interpreters are available if needed.
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HazardCo | Task Analysis hazard management tool
A Task Analysis is a hazard management tool that helps you identify hazards and the appropriate controls before you carry out a specific task or job. Completing a Task Analysis will help reduce the risks on-site by walking you through assessing the work before you start and putting the correct processes in place to make sure you do it safely.
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COVID-19 Vaccine for Construction Workers
Essential construction workers such as plumbers, electricians, glaziers and roofers (who could be called out for emergency work in Alert Level 4) can utilise the pop-up drive-through vaccine centres and do not require any prior bookings. The COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations document includes the following requirement ‘Vaccinations are now widely available for most New Zealand workers. Businesses should ensure that their workers understand the importance of vaccination as a prime protection against becoming severely ill because of the virus.’
News
WorkSafe | Technical Specialist Construction opportunity
As Technical Specialist Construction you will bring your technical expertise to develop and support the inspectorate in their regulatory functions and provide technical advice to external stakeholders. Play a part in improving safety and quality standards in New Zealand | Bring your practical construction site experience to WorkSafe | Permanent, all WorkSafe office locations considered.
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CHASNZ | COVID-19 DELTA LOCKDOWN LEVEL 4 PROTOCOLS
The COVID-19 Delta outbreak can evolve rapidly and businesses should familiarise themselves with official Government requirements which supersedes all industry guidance. The protocols are updated to reflect Government requirements as and when these change happen so please check regularly that you have the most up to date versions of the protocols.
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Master Painters | Painter & Decorator e-magazine V74 #5 | The Pain of Painting
Part 1, The Pain of Painting | Musculoskeletal problems in the industry. With all of our commitments to health and safety, it may be easy to lose sight of an age old problem that’s been with our industry for hundreds of years. We need to do more to prevent more than 1000 Painters receiving work related strains and sprains each year. Many of these claims result in lost time and some in a total change of career yet all will cause stress and misery.
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WorkSafe | Consultation | Road and roadside worker health and safety good practice guidelines
WorkSafe has produced draft Roadside Worker Health and Safety Good Practice Guidelines, and requests your feedback. The guide is designed for PCBUs that fund, plan and undertake work activities on or near roads in New Zealand, and it will sit alongside Waka Kotahi NZTA's Code of Practice of Temporary Traffic Management (COPTTM). WorkSafe will also develop short-form guidance for workers once the content of the new guidelines has been confirmed. Consultation has been extended until 13 September 2021.
Guides
CHASNZ | COVID-19 DELTA LOCKDOWN LEVEL 4 PROTOCOLS
The COVID-19 Delta outbreak can evolve rapidly and businesses should familiarise themselves with official Government requirements which supersedes all industry guidance. The protocols are updated to reflect Government requirements as and when these change happen so please check regularly that you have the most up to date versions of the protocols.
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MBIE | Is my construction work essential under Alert Level 4?
This information is based on the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) 2021 effective from 11:59pm 17 August 2020. Alert Levels and Public Health Orders may be updated by the Government at any time. Building, construction and maintenance services may be able to operate during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions if they meet the Government criteria of Alert Level 4 businesses and services.
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New Zealand Government | NZ Vaccine Facts
Learn about the COVID-19 pandemic, getting vaccinated and what the future holds for Aotearoa New Zealand. Getting vaccinated is the next step to gain more protection against the virus, which will lead to more certainty for the future. Find out more by watching these short videos; NZ Vaccine Facts.
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MBIE | Meeting health and safety and physical distancing requirements and Creating a COVID-19 control plan
Find out what health and safety measures you must have in place under all COVID-19 Alert Levels. Under all Alert Levels operating businesses must put appropriate health and safety controls in place, including physical distancing. Every operating business must record details on these measures in a COVID-19 control plan. One of the control measures is physical distancing – which means keeping one metre between workers on construction sites. Where tradespeople are working in other people’s homes or workplaces, they must stay two metres away from people at the location. Your control plan must also show how you will meet hygiene requirements such as washing hands and equipment and the measures in place to allow for contact tracing.
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MATES | MENTAL HEALTH TOOLBOX GUIDE
The lockdown period may have given some much needed downtime to many, but as we gradually start the process of returning to work and get used to more new protocols, MATES want to make sure that wellbeing and conversations around mental health are at the top of the list at your toolbox talks. As you head back onto site you may see some of the team struggle or be anxious about what is happening. Working with MATES you have already started the journey toward better mental health on site, you have the tools in your toolkit and this induction pack includes some helpful reminders to use when guiding the conversation on site.
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CHASNZ | Health and Safety Graduate Position
Enjoy professional mentoring, supported development and a wide variety of work – get your start in a health and safety career! ✎ Unique opportunity within the construction industry ✎ Learn with the support of a professional mentor ✎ 2-year fixed term
Guides
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) | Rule 18: Construction skills and training
"Government is committed to working with industry to deliver the right people, at the right time, with the right skills, to meet current and future needs in the construction sector." Learn how site access requirements provide a vital link between Construction training and evaluation.
Tools
Auckland Transport | Health and Safety pre-qualification
If you wish to undertake contract works or services for Auckland Transport (AT), where Health & Safety (H&S) risk is considered to be medium or high, you will need to be H&S prequalified via the Construction Health and Safety NZ (CHASNZ) Tōtika Scheme.
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CHASNZ | People doing tremendous work in a very difficult environment and circumstance
Last week, McConnell Dowell showed CHASNZ a prototype drill they have designed to help deal with a particularly difficult problem they have experienced. Jon shared, "It’s a great example of kiwi innovation and so impressive to see the client (Watercare) and the contractor (McConnell Dowell) working together to solve problems with their peoples’ safety in mind." After a site tour, Jon had the privileged of delivering the toolbox talk to the project team, “The culture and energy on the project is excellent”.
Literature
Massey University | Residential Builders tell us how to prevent discomfort, pain and injury
In 2014, 61 experienced builders from around New Zealand were interviewed at work and asked what they thought were the risk factors to musculoskeletal problems (MSDs) in building and how these could be overcome. 164 interventions were recommended and then rated by the builders themselves, the researchers and also rated as to what was supported by evidence in the literature.
Alerts
Auckland Transport Safety Alert | Worker injured after ingesting fuel
On Tuesday 7 July 2021, a worker ingested an unknown quantity of unleaded fuel while priming a siphon to transfer fuel from one portable generator to another. He was taken to the nearest medical centre where the doctor that examined him admitted him to Middlemore A&E. He underwent a nasal lavage and was kept under observation for several hours before being discharged.
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CHASNZ | Tōtika - Health & Safety Pre-qualification | Would you like to save time and money?
Before Tōtika, there was no common standard for pre-qualification creating inefficiencies due to suppliers having to repeatedly pre-qualify against different schemes and standards. This repeated and duplicated effort wasted time and money for both clients and contractors. There is a strong desire within industry for a common pre-qualification standard and a streamlined pre-qualification process; Tōtika was developed to deliver on these outcomes.
Alerts
Auckland Transport Safety Alert | Air Excavation Operations
In June the operator of an AirVac system was harmed when his leg was sucked into the live unit. The operator was excavating using an extension pipe, when the AirVac became blocked. He placed the extension pipe on the ground and left it running to clear itself. The operator continued other work in close proximity to the still running AirVac. When the blockage cleared the operators leg was pulled into the pipe. The worker has a fractured foot and is off work for a minimum of two months.
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CHASNZ Ergonomics | The top five Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) myths in Construction
Few people would still support the existence of The Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti or even our very own Taniwha yet many have not questioned some of the myths around managing MSDs in the construction industry. The trouble with myths is they create unnecessary fear and hinder progress so they need to be challenged. Watch our short video; the top five myths in construction that still require debunking.
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Civil Contractors New Zealand | Waka Kotahi announces move to safer bitumen technology
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has issued a technical advice note indicating its intention to move from hot cutback bitumen to bitumen emulsion products. Civil Contractors NZ Technical Manager Stacy Goldsworthy said the change was positive and demonstrated Waka Kotahi's leadership to deliver better outcomes for workers handling and using bitumen in roading applications. CHASNZ General Manager H&S Innovation Jon Harper-Slade congratulated CCNZ on its advocacy for the change.
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ScaffMag | World’s first pilot of flexible working on construction sites finds wellbeing soars
Four of the UK’s largest construction companies have pioneered an 18-month pilot project, that found flexible working practices for tradespeople on construction sites can work.
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Requesting Feedback | Delivering and Installing windows as an Injury Prevention Initiative
Although it is well known that lifting can be a hazard for workers, there is no 'magic number' in health and safety regulations worldwide describing a safe weight for lifting. The maximum acceptable amount of weight a worker can handle depends on the worker's build and fitness, the height lifted from and to, the distance from the body, the frequency of lifting and many other factors. Chris Polaczuk, CHASNZ and Brett Francis, Window & Glass Association NZ, invite you to feedback on these questions by the 30th August 2021. We also welcome assistance and ongoing input into this project so let us know if you are interested. You can submit your feedback online.
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Waka Kotahi | Hiwa App
Te Hiwa has been created to support you in learning more of Te Ao Māori – the Māori world, Te Ara Kotahi - Our Māori Strategy and Te Mātangi - the Waka Kotahi Māori Partnerships team. Te Hiwa is a culturally important tool for Waka Kotahi and they hope that it helps you on your Māori cultural learning journey.
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Men’s Health Week New Zealand | 14 - 20 June, 2021
Men’s Health Week is part of a global health awareness campaign marked in the US, Europe and Australasia. The week focuses on the health issues all men face and raises awareness of steps men can take to help address these. ‍ Men’s Health Week was awarded the 2020 Men’s Health Advocacy Award by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand in recognition of the campaign’s continued commitment to lifting the profile and awareness of health issues which particularly impact on men. Why not take one (or all!) of their Quizzes!‍‍
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HASANZ | Awareness and understanding of the role of different health and safety disciplines
A competent and qualified health and safety professional workforce is key component in improving New Zealand’s health and safety performance and outcomes. For risks to be well managed, organisations need to be able to access specialist skills and advice when they need them. HASANZ is undertaking market research to measure the awareness and understanding of the different health and safety disciplines. It will take around 6 minutes to complete this survey and everyone who completes it will be entered into the draw for a $250 cash prize!
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Build Magazine | Who’s responsible for health and safety in design?
Health and Safety in Design (HSiD) is the process of managing health and safety risks throughout the life cycle of structures, plant, substances or other products. Health and safety in design does not end with the design phase. It should be an ongoing process involving all parties – including designer, contractor and client – throughout a project’s life cycle.
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Civil Contractors New Zealand | Tōtika makes pre-qualification of H&S capabilities easier
Tōtika is live, streamlining the pre-qualification process for buyers and suppliers in the New Zealand construction and civil infrastructure industries.The new scheme, launched by Construction Health & Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ), provides a uniform and easy-to-use framework for supplier health and safety pre-qualification. Before Tōtika, suppliers had to pre-qualify against a variety of different schemes and standards, taking a considerable amount of time for suppliers, reducing the number tender bids received by clients and creating inefficiency in the supply chain.
Guides
WorkSafe | Personal protective equipment (PPE)
PPE is anything used or worn by a person (including clothing) to minimise risks to the person’s health and safety. This may include respiratory protective equipment, hearing protection, eye protection, protective clothing, and safety harness systems.
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Survey | Prevention & Management of Musculoskeletal Problems (MSDs) in the Scaffolding-Industry Survey
Welcome to the prevention and management of musculoskeletal problems (MSDs) in the Scaffolding-Industry Survey. This survey aims to gather information on what is currently being done to prevent and manage MSDs in the Scaffolding industry in New Zealand. It also identifies potential stakeholders and contributors to developing a programme to address the problem. The survey is being conducted by an industry led task force formed to: "Improve the musculoskeletal wellbeing and productivity of the construction/scaffolding workforce through industry collaboration, establishing best practice and using innovation". If you have any questions or queries regarding the task force contact: Jessica Pritchard - Jessica@SARNZ.org.nz
Alerts
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency | Easter traffic hotspots and advice
It's Easter Weekend! Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency reminds travellers to build in time this long weekend and get there and back again safely and enjoyably.
Alerts
Waka Kotahi | Critical risk safety alert | Site Safety and driver behaviors
To address traffic risks on our sites we use many controls, most of which are guided by the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM). The effectiveness of some prescribed controls, particularly administrative controls, can be reduced greatly by undesirable human behaviour and failures.
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'I thought I was paralysed' - Construction worker recounts collapsing after enduring pressures of the industry
I thought I was paralysed' - Construction worker recounts collapsing after enduring pressures of the industry - More than 48,000 injury claims were received by ACC for construction last year - more than any other sector.
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WorkSafe | Whakaiti Kino service and utility strike harm reduction project
Whakaiti Kino uses the #BetterWorkNZ website to pull together ideas that people can discuss and share with each other. Their website enables anyone to put forward an idea about how industry can be improved, the way we work and reduce harm to workers when underground services and utilities are hit during construction activity.
Alerts
Waka Kotahi | Critical risk safety alert | Sanwa Seiki brake systems on some Nissan UD trucks
Waka Kotahi are taking action on Sanwa Seiki brake systems on some Nissan UD trucks. They are doing this because of a number of incidents - including two fatalities - involving runaway vehicles when the operator of the vehicle believed the brake had been fully engaged when it hadn’t. These park brake systems, prevalent in some NC Class trucks were produced between 1993 and 2005. The factory-supplied Sanwa-Seki Park Brake Control Valve must be replaced with an alternative park brake control valve, preferably by one that is mounted to the left of the driver’s seat and that also has a graduated control action.
COVID19
Video: Getting back to work on building sites
This video is also available in Mandarin and Tagalog
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MATES in Construction NZ | Working during COVID-19 resources
Make sure to check in on your mates today. The change in New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert levels may have some serious impacts on the mental health of your friends, colleagues and family. MATES in Construction is full of great resources for those in the industry struggling with mental wellbeing. Get in touch with them if you or someone you know is finding it hard to cope.
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Travelling between regions with different COVID-19 Alert Levels
Construction businesses wanting to travel and work between regions with different Alert Levels will be assessed and approved.
Guides
WorkSafe | Managing work site traffic – Good practice guidelines
This guide provides practical advice on ways to identify and control the health and safety risks associated with work site traffic.Work site traffic can be a major cause of harm to workers and other people at work sites. These guidelines are for any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who manages a work site where there are vehicles or mobile plant operating, or whose workers carry out work at a work site where there are vehicles or mobile plant operating. It may also be useful for workers, health and safety professionals, or traffic management consultants who are providing traffic management advice to PCBUs.
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Commerce Commission New Zealand | Cartel Criminalisation
A cartel is where two or more businesses agree not to compete with each other. This conduct can take many forms, including price fixing, allocating markets, rigging bids or restricting output of goods and services. The new law criminalising cartels comes into effect on 8 April 2021.
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Keep your cool this summer
Slip-on your hi-vis, slop on some sunscreen and slap on your hard hat! Keep your cool this summer. The Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA), MelNet, Melanoma New Zealand and Cancer Society of New Zealand have collated FREE resources for you to order. You can use these posters and other resources to share SunSmart messages with your community, including your family, workplace, sports club, community group, or school.
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Standards New Zealand | New Zealand Construction Industry Council | Revision of contract for buildings and civil engineering construction
Standards New Zealand and the New Zealand Construction Industry Council have completed a preliminary scoping workshop for the revision of NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for buildings and civil engineering construction. This workshop was attended by a wide range of representatives from organisations that use this standard. As someone with an interest in this sector, SNZ would like your feedback about the proposed scope of NZS 3910. NZS want to ensure that the revised standard is widely accepted and fit for purpose. This survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and will provide valuable information on how to progress the revision.
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CHASNZ role | Programme Manager - Ergonomics
CHASNZ has a newly created key role to ensure the organisation is addressing musculoskeletal injuries in the construction sector. The person in the role will be responsible for research, development and implementation of an ergonomics and human factors approach to addressing the high number of sprain and strain type injuries in the construction industry.
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CHASNZ role | Advisory Groups Manager
CHASNZ has a newly created role for someone with a strong interest in health and safety, who is passionate about the construction industry. This role will be responsible for the successful implementation and support of all our sector Advisory Groups, working with key industry stakeholders and researching industry worldwide best practice.
Guides
Construction Sector Harm Dashboard Summary, September 2020
Construction Sector Harm Dashboard Summary, September 2020
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Contracting in a COVID-19 world
"One of the main contractual trends is the emergence of clauses specifically addressing and allocating risk for the impacts of COVID-19. Project- specific 'COVID clauses' have become particularly important because many traditional relief regimes, such as “change of law” provisions or Force Majeure/extension of time clauses, are unlikely to be sufficiently effective."
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CHASNZ to lead an independent review at Ports of Auckland
Mayor Phil Goff announced on Monday that Auckland Council has appointed Construction Health and Safety NZ to lead an independent health and safety review at Ports of Auckland (POAL).‍“With three fatalities at the Port in recent years, and a number of other serious injuries, as its shareholder,Auckland Council wants to ensure that POAL’s health and safety culture and the systems it operates better meet its goal of a zero harm workplace. A safe working environment is integral to the operation of a successful business". ‍Image courtesy of RNZ, Photo: 123RF.
Guides
HASNZ Cannabis Referendum Position Statement
This is an important document written for businesses to consider, post the results of the upcoming referendum. CHASNZ will be working with HASANZ and the construction industry to provide model impairment policies and guidance on the issues noted in this document. If you would like to contribute to this guide, please get in touch via info@chasnz.org
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Temporary Works forum (NZ) | Technical Guidance Note 01: Engineered Scaffold (CPEng)
CHASNZ has endorsed this good practice guideline and we encourage the industry to refer and use this document during any temporary works.
News
New building work that doesn't need a building consent
From 31 August 2020, some building projects no longer need a building consent. This is great news - there will be lower costs and it will be faster and easier to turn those dreams into reality.
COVID19
Government Gatherings Rules Under COVID-19 Alert Levels
CHASNZ has received queries from industry regarding the current Alert Level settings relating to gathering sizes at the workplace.
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Residential and Trades: What To Expect
We have developed this one-page guide for clients you can use when asked questions about COVID-19 and what controls should be in place.
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COVID-19 Residential and Trades Update: Monday 25 August
Update Monday 25 August: Over the last two weeks, we have seen the construction industry get in and do the right thing during these trying times. Particularly in Auckland, our people have quickly reverted to the procedures put in place to protect us all when chances of COVID-19 community transmission are higher.
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Fly the Flag for your MATES on World Suicide Prevention Day
"Are you okay?" is a simple question that holds a lot of meaning. 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Make sure to not only fly the flag but also to check-in regularly on your friends and workmates on their mental health and wellbeing.
COVID19
Alert Level 2: Site Operating Instructions Poster
This Site Operating Instructions Poster can be used on your site during COVID-19 Alert Level 2
Subsidies
Workplace Injury Prevention (WIP) Subsidy
CHASNZ in partnership with ACC, have designed a Workplace Injury Prevention (WIP) subsidy that helps small and medium sized businesses in the residential construction sector meet the cost of health and safety training.
Alerts
Safety Alert: SH22 injury
On the 25th June 2020, during a semi static operation on SH22 in Auckland, a sub-contracted worker was hit in a live lane by a vehicle being driven by a member of the public.
Alerts
Hand sanitiser ignition - injuring haulier and causing vehicle fire
On 9th June 2020, an explosion and fire occurred after a driver applied alcohol-based hand sanitiser then proceeded to light a naked flame.
COVID19
Alert Level 1: Site Operating Instructions Posters
These Display Site Operating Instructions can be used on your site during COVID-19 Alert Level 1
News
Doubling Down ... how you can help your workers thrive during and after COVID-19
In this article, Chris Alderson discusses some of the high level work factors that business owners and managers should be aware of and how they may relate to the coming months and years.
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Client Leadership Framework - COVID19 version
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to clients to enable work alongside contractors to redeploy in an orderly and well-managed sequence during the COVID outbreak. This resource is intended to encourage clients to gain a better understanding of what their supply chains need to do to.
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How are organisations responding to COVID-19?
Primary research by The Culture Effect relating to Health & Safety Managers & Organisations.
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What COVID-19 challenges are faced by safety managers?
Primary research by The Culture Effect relating to Health & Safety Managers & Organisations.
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COVID-19 Level 3 Return To Work - Cross Industry Collaboration Success
Sending more than 2500 staff safely back on the tools in the midst of pandemic driven uncertainty, is a daunting undertaking, but an impressive collaboration between, Auckland Transport (AT) and it’s construction partners, guided by industry health and safety body, CHASNZ achieved just this.
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Alert Level 2: Display Site Operating Instructions Poster
These Display Site Operating Instructions Poster can be used on your site during COVID-19 Alert Level 2
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Central Interceptor - COVID-19 Response Case Study
Bronwyn Struthers - Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing for Watercare and Duane Rogers - Health & Safety Manager for GAJV discuss the Watercare Central Interceptor project and their response plan to COVID-19
Alerts
Safety Alert: Accident during drainage works
On the evening of the 27th March 2020 a member of the R&W Supply-chain was injured whilst installing a section of concrete pipe to terminate a drain run within a manhole.
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IMPAC | COVID-19 Return to work guide
IMPAC is a world-class provider of workplace health and safety and have developed a suite of FREE resources, including a one hour eLearning session to help you with your return to work planning.
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Safe365 | Free Checklists
Safe365's checklist tool and pre-loaded templates, enable businesses to meet these requirements in practical terms in a workforce friendly manner, using their own smartphone device (which is safer than communal check-in/out processes).
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Sanitiser Station services
The perfect sanitiser dispenser for all NZ businesses with foot pedal operation you can ensure clean hands from everyone entering your premise or work site. Orders to alex@alroundsheetmetals.co.nz
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Canterbury Safety Charter | Short safety videos
Paul Duggan of Canterbury Safety Charter has produced these short video series on the main points of the COVID-19 protocols.
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Services from Approach Signs
CHASNZ is helping our industry people connect with what they need during the COVID19 pandemic.
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WorkSafe | Managing supply issues for PPE
The PPE shortage created by flow-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. PPE is an essential part of work health and safety risk management for some types of work, such as healthcare. PCBUs should have a plan to manage the PPE shortage.
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Alert Level 3: How businesses will determine if they should operate
24 March 2020: This document provided by MBIE outlines key messages for the shift in approach under Alert Level 3
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Alert Level 3: Site Operating Instructions Posters
These Site Operating Instructions Poster can be used on your site during COVID-19 Alert Level 3
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COVID-19 Site Sign In Register
This sign in register can be downloaded and printed for use in your workplace.
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Guidance for Builders and Contractors
Concrete NZ has prepared these guidelines to assist builders and contractors with ordering and the delivery of ready mixed concrete to building sites. Please feel free to share this document with your membership.
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COVID-19 Visitor Health Declaration Form
As part of Pandemic preparedness and our commitment to health, safety and wellbeing, visitors and contractors should answer the questionnaire as part of their condition of entry to site as part of the Visitor Approval Process.
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COVID-19 Site Checklist
This site checklist can be downloaded and printed for use in your workplace.
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Webinar (20 Apr) Returning to work under COVID-19 restrictions
NZCIC hosted an informative webinar today where Chris Alderson, CEO CHASNZ went through the COVID-19 standards and protocols in detail, answering questions and providing clarity for the industry.
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Webinar (24 Apr) Returning To Work Under COVID-19 Restrictions
This webinar hosted on 24 April discusses latest updates on returning to work at COVID-19 Level 3
News
ConstructSafe Assessment updates
We have opened up the ConstructSafe platform to provide a portal and app with more functionality including a “report in ” and “track and trace” function for businesses during all COVID-19 Alert levels.
Guides
Guide to Site Access Requirements
To address inconsistency of people entering and working on our construction sites, CHASNZ worked with industry to develop guidance around Site Access Requirements.
Tools
WorkSafe | CHASNZ Fatalities Construction Dashboard | December 2019
Explore monthly data collected and reported by CHASNZ and WorkSafe to December 2019
Tools
Client Leadership Framework Guidance Pack - Beta Version
A beta version of CHASNZ's Client Leadership Framework Guide. To be used in conjunction with the client leadership tool.
Tools
Client Leadership Self Assessment Tool - Beta Version
This is a beta version of the Client Leadership Framework self assessment tool. It is published for feedback from clients. It is to be used in conjunction with the Client Leadership Framework guidance pack.
Tools
CHASNZ Lag Metrics
Lag or results-based indicators are used to track the negative outcomes of health and safety performance over time and/or between industries, organisations, sites and functions. In order to be able to maximise the value of lag indicator recording it is essential to agree a common measurement framework.
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WorkSafe | Comms in response to RNZ reporting
WorkSafe has issued a statement in response to RNZ reporting on workplace fatalities.
News
Government's new plan seeks to tackle construction sector issues
The Government has announced a three-year action plan which is expected to help lift the workforce and productivity to build houses, schools, roads, rail and hospitals throughout the country. Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa says "The plan promises a more even-handed approach: the government offering simpler, shorter contracts and businesses committing to train more staff."
Alerts
Incompatible anchors and clutches on tilt slabs
Incompatible anchors and clutches on tilt slabs are being used and have high potential to cause harm. Please read the safety alert product bulletin by Reid on; “How to identify a genuine Reid™ Edge Lift Anchor”. The purpose of this document is to help minimise the likelihood of lifting failure in a precast or tilt-up concrete element where incompatible Reid Clutches and Anchors are used.
News
The Pathology of The New Zealand Construction Sector: why are we killing so many of our workers and what are we going to do about it?
This article is the first in a series concentrating on the drivers behind construction related Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs) and where the leadership focus and investment needs to be to make significant change.Three focus areas are singled out specifically that relate to SIF elimination. It is written by Chris Alderson and Jon Harper-Slade from CHASNZ.
Literature
A study of the application of Safety in Design in recent transportation infrastructure projects in New Zealand
This study aims to understand the extent to which Safety in Design influences safety in recent transportation infrastructure projects in New Zealand.The concept of Safety in Design is that it is cheaper and easier to mitigate safety risks from across the project lifecycle by addressing them early. Safety in Design uses the knowledge gained from safety risk assessments to eliminate and minimise safety risks across the project lifecycle. The products of Safety in Design include a modified design and the creation of artefacts to communicate remaining risks and provide assurance that safety risks are managed to acceptable levels.