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Alerts
CSB Safety Alert
The Safety Alert provides information on the risks associated with Cardan shaft parking brakes, the dangers that owners and drivers must be aware of and the precautions that should be taken to prevent a vehicle rolling away.
Tools
Construction Industry Lag Indicators Dashboard
Interactive injury reporting dashboard. Check here for the most up to date data from ACC and WorkSafe on injuries in the construction industry. Dive into the results for your trade or sector.
Guides
Guide to Mobile Plant Safety
The use of Mobile Plant in construction is common and carries with it significant hazards that can affect both operators of Mobile Plant and those working around them.
Guides
Mobile Plant Safety Guide: Telehandlers
This guide is designed to help telehandler owners and users to manage the risks presented by telehandlers.
News
Health and Safety Executive - Safety Alert | Mast climbing work platforms: Failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units leading to uncontrolled fall of platforms
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert over mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs), warning of a “serious technical fault”.
Tools
SARNZ | Powerlines Guidance, Codes and Resources | Scaffolding Distance Limits
It's important for staff to know how to be safe around powerlines. It's ok to speak up if something doesn't look safe, or ask if you are unsure.
News
New Zealand Certified Builders | InHouse Magazine | April/May 2022 issue
New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) is a membership organisation set up by a group of trade qualified builders in 1998. An industry leader, NZCB has an extensive membership of builders throughout New Zealand proudly carrying the NZCB stamp of approval. Each builder is trade qualified with a strong history of stability and success.
News
Improving H&S Inductions with ImmerSAFEme
Engineering consultancy Beca recognises that the health and safety record of New Zealand’s building sites is an industry wide issue and has pulled health and safety into the modern age using virtual reality (VR) to improve health and safety construction site inductions. Beca have developed an immersive VR module that can be used across the whole construction industry, supported by an ACC workplace injury prevention grant.
COVID19
Allen & Clarke | COVID-19 Mental Health Research
• 43% reported mental health has become worse through COVID-19 • Three most common issues are lack of sleep, time for self-care and physical health • High workload, protocols and pressures from delays were common stressors • Suicide – 4% have seriously thought of ending their lives with 2% making a plan and 1% attempting
COVID19
MBIE | COVID-19 vaccines and the workplace factsheet – includes other language translations
Employees are entitled to reasonable paid time away from work during their normal working hours to receive a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including a vaccine booster. Employees, however, are not entitled to paid time off to take their child or children for their COVID-19 vaccination.
Guides
WorkSafe | Hearing Loss and Noise Levels in Construction
Many construction tasks, tools and equipment produce high noise levels. Exposure to these noise levels can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss. WorkSafe have produced guidance about managing noise exposure in construction.
Guides
Waka Kotahi | Contractor health and safety expectations: guidance for supply chain partners document
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have made amendments to their document, “Contractor health and safety expectations: guidance for supply chain partners”.
COVID19
New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols Resources | Response Plan Flow Chart
New Zealand’s COVID-19 Protection Framework - Construction Protocols | Version 1.1 updated 13 December 2021.
COVID19
HazardCo | HazardCo COVID-19 Site Safety Plans
HazardCo has developed an easy to use COVID-19 Site Safety Plan for each traffic light setting to help the construction industry navigate these tricky times. This should be completed for all building project you are undertaking as well as for your business.
COVID19
New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols Resources | Risk Assessment Guide for Vaccination
Here's an example risk assessment for whether specific role(s) or class of roles be fully vaccinated*
COVID19
New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols Resources | MATES in Construction
Download the MATES in Construction NZ COVID-19 resource posters here.
COVID19
New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols Resources | Cleaning and Hygiene Guide
Construction sites operating in the wake of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic need to ensure they are protecting their workforce and minimising the risk of spread of infection.
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New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols Resources | FAQs Construction Protocols
As FAQs continue, here's a sample of the most common FAQs to date. More FAQ's for Traffic Light system are coming soon.
Literature
MATES in Construction | External Research Report ER65 (2021) - Construction industry suicides: numbers, characteristics and rates
Every week on average, 10 New Zealanders die by suicide. Many more are treated in hospital after a suicide attempt, having seriously harmed themselves. Sadly, we have some of the highest youth suicide rates in the OECD and suicide rate for Māori are over 50 percent higher than for non-Māori. MATES in Construction and BRANZ co-released the research that was recently conducted across the industry.
News
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.
COVID19
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.
COVID19
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.
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.
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.
News
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.
News
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.
News
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.
News
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!
News
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.
News
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.
News
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 | 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.
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.
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.
Guides
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.
News
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.
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
Guides
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.
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
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.
COVID19
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.
COVID19
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.
COVID19
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).
COVID19
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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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.
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.
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.
News
Builders' suicide rate highest in NZ
Builders have the worst suicide rates of any industry, and the construction sector is moving to address some of the underlying factors.
Guides
Health information | Measles
"Adults are considered protected if they have had doctor diagnosed measles or 2 doses of a measles vaccine given after 12 months of age. Measles immunisation has been given at different ages since it was introduced in NZ in 1969." [source Regional Public Health]. "Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be life threatening. Find out what the symptoms are and how immunisation can protect you and your family. You can also call the Immunisation Advisory Centre toll-free on 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for advice." [source Ministry of Health].
Guides
CHASNZ | Mental Health in Construction | Information for managers in the construction industry
CHASNZ, with assistance from Dr. Kate Bryson and the Mental Health Foundation has developed this guide to Mental Health in Construction for Managers, a short document that talks about the why, what and how of mental health across the industry. This document can be shared across organisations to help support those who are supervising their teams better understand and help workers dealing with mental health issues.
Guides
Mental Health Pocket Guide | How to have a conversation about mental health
This simple pocket guide is for all workers to assist before, during and after a conversation about mental health occurs with a worker. The intent is to normalise these conversations and create better workplace supportive bonds. This guide is consistent and supported by the upcoming launch of Mates in Construction.
Guides
WorkSafe | Working near low voltage overhead electric lines
WorkSafe launched its Guidelines for Working Near Low Voltage Power Lines this month. This is an important step forward for anyone working near buildings with overhead power lines. The document explains some effective controls as well as the requirements for close approach permits and the role of the building owner, even for a residential house. This guide also provides information on how to manage the risk of electric shock while work is being done near a live low voltage overhead electric line.
News
The HASANZ Register is open for business!
The HASANZ Register of Health and Safety Professionals (HASANZ Register) is open for business at www.register.hasanz.org.nz
Alerts
WorkSafe | Accelerated Silicosis Safety Alert
Silicosis is an irreversible and progressive disease that causes fibrosis of the lungs from the inhalation of RCS.
Guides
Suicide in New Zealand’s Construction Industry Workforce: Factors Identified in Coronial Reports (2019)
SiteSafe has produced 'Suicide in New Zealand’s Construction Industry Workforce: Factors Identified in Coronial Reports (2019)'.
News
New Research into Suicide in the Construction Industry
Chris Alderson discusses report produced by Site Safe New Zealand into Suicide in New Zealand's Construction Industry Workforce.
Guides
Temporary Works forum (NZ) | Temporary Works Procedural Control | Good Practice Guideline
CHASNZ has endorsed this good practice guideline and we encourage the industry to refer and use this document during any temporary works.
Alerts
Broadspectrum | Product Recall - Exofit Harness
3M Fall Protection has learned of the possibility of a manufacturing defect in a dorsal d-ring utilized in ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018.
Alerts
Live Traffic Corridors | Fatality – workers hit by third party vehicle
At approximately 1:50 pm on Tuesday, our Higgins team in the Rotorua area suffered a devastating tragedy, losing three friends and colleagues when their work area was struck by a third-party truck while completing regular, programmed road maintenance activities along State Highway 2 near Whakatane where the maximum speed limit is 100 km/hr.
Alerts
Auckland Transport | Traffic Management Plans (TMP)
On Sunday 6 March, 2016 an individual died at the scene of a motor vehicle incident on Mullins Rd, Papakura after their car went off the road and through a wooden fence.
Guides
Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
"This quick reference guide summarises the key components of HSWA including the roles and responsibilities of PCBUs, officers, workers and others in managing workplace health and safety risks."
Tools
The HASANZ Register
The HASANZ Register is a one-stop shop to find verified health and safety advisers. This online, national register is a first for New Zealand and it’s FREE to use. You can search for professional help from the point of view of the problem you are trying to solve, eg, asbestos, noise, health and safety policies, fatigue or falls. Health and safety professionals have to meet stringent competency standards to be on it. Look for the HASANZ Registered quality mark, similar to a warrant of fitness. The HASANZ Register has been developed by the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) with funding from WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC.
Tools
SafeGuard CHASNZ
SafeGuard CHASNZ
Guides
SARNZ Residential Guidelines
Access and fall protection in residential construction.
Guides
CEO Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work
Meeting obligations to prevent harm Harnessing opportunities to thrive.
Alerts
Transmission Gully | Unattended LV
A digger has tracked into a parked, unattended LV causing damage to the left hand rear door and step.
Alerts
NZTA | Safety Alert - Roller Slide
Earthworks team where constructing a crane pad in preparation for the installation of the pre-cast panels at retaining wall 10. A PCB barrier had been placed in front of the wall posts to fill against. The roller operator was told by the Project Engineer to remain at least 1m away from the edge of the barrier. During compaction, the roller has slid down into the uncompacted fill in front of the barrier becoming wedged at an acute angle
Alerts
WorkSafe | Crane owners, operators urged to conduct safety checks
Crane owners and operators need to check a key component following the preliminary results of a WorkSafe investigation into the cause of an incident which led to the death of a construction worker in Box Hill.
Alerts
4 metre fall caused by brack-hooking/chocking a lanyard
On the 21 April 2018 on a Western Australian Mine a 4-metre fall occurred when a user of fall-arrest equipment back-hooked/chocked his lanyard to an anchor point/steel structure prior to falling.
Alerts
Partial Finger Amputation
An Inframax employee partially amputated his index finger while operating a peg rammer to bang in culvert marker peg. He was installing a peg close to an electric farm fence and was mindful of avoiding this, which contributed to the positioning of the rammer and his hands.
Alerts
Roller Tip Over
A 1.5 ton Roller slid off the shoulder and tipped onto it's side. Luckily the driver was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured.
Alerts
Excavator Tip Over
On Monday 6th Aug, a contractor was unloading a 13-ton excavator from a transport trailer when it slipped sideways off the trailer at the top of the ramp, and tip onto its side.
Alerts
Roller Down Bank
MVA - A transporter operator sustained minor injury while delivering a roller to site because the roller slid down the side of a bank into a creek.
Alerts
Underground Consumer Electrical Cable Struck By Grundomat
A Grundomat (pneumatic thruster)came into contact with a 3 phase 415 volt (low voltage)underground consumer electrical cableon an nbn Co HFC Project work site in NSW. At the time of the incident, the subcontractor work crew were installing a new pipe and cable link up,using the Grundomat to create the access route under the ground.
Alerts
Driveshaft parking brake failures in commercial and industrial vehicles
This technical bulletin is aimed at owners and operators of trucks and plant fitted with Cardan shaft parking brakes.
Alerts
Line Haul truck strikes occupied TC shelter
Line Haul truck was travelling south along SH1 at Ohau Point hauling a portacom. Unknown to the driver, it appears the door of the portacom building being transported had swung open and made contact with a Traffic Control Shelter with the Manual Traffic Controller inside.
Alerts
Hydraulic Fluid Injection Injury
Whilst using a hydraulic torque wrench to remove bolts on a flange, the seal between the swivel manifold post and the cassette failed, resulting in high pressure hydraulic fluid ejecting and penetrating through a workers glove and into their finger.
Alerts
NZTA | Safety Alert
Approved code of practice for operator protective structures on self-propelled mobile mechanical plant describes good practice for operator protective structures, operator training, loading for transportation and seat belts.
Guides
Health and Safety at Work | quick reference guide
This quick reference guide summarises the key components of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), including the roles and responsibilities of businesses, officers, workers and others in managing workplace health and safety risks.
Literature
NZDAA - Asbestos Sector Review
CHASNZ is proud to be working with the NZDAA and doing what we can to raise awareness and strengthen safety performance in the sector. Click below to read the review on the Asbestos industry commissioned by the NZDAA.
News
Join us for drinks and canapés as we share our Health and Safety by Design report
We recently teamed up with Tonkin+Taylor and the Construction Sector Accord to jointly commission a research report on Health and Safety by Design. The report explores and questions Health and Safety by Design principles and identifies opportunities to modify real-world design practices to give better effect and outcomes.