Work Should Not Hurt


Mahia temahi - Engari, tē mamae e!


CHASNZ welcomes you to the WSNH programme; developed to sit alongside the construction industry to help prevent and manage strains and sprains in the workplace. Its message is simple
Mahia temahi - Engari, tē mamae e!
- Get your work done but don’t hurt yourself!

Why do we need a WSNH programme?

Most strains and sprains in the construction industry occur in the specialist trades and residential sectors.These are predominantly small businesses yet account for a large proportion of the cost of claims. The WSNH programme will initially focus on these areas of need. WSNH is based on the principles of Participatory Ergonomics, meaning that our industry and workforce have identified the problems and developed the solutions to preventing and managing strains and sprains.

What is the impact of strains and sprains on our productivity?

  • The amount of injury sites
  • Average days off work
  • Claims per sector

What are the contributing factors?

  • Organisational factors
  • Physical factors
  • Individual factors
    Psychosocial

WSNH Aims

  • To  develop research and solutions to dealing with the known risk of working at ground level in trades such as roofing, building and plumbing
  • Some site inductions don’t identify critical health and safety risks and controls Reduce overhead work risks as this is a known risk factor for painters, scaffolders, builders and electricians
  • Deliver best practice information and guidance to the industry via easy access to free resources

Whats next?

  • More research on the causes and solutions to strains and sprains in New Zealand residential construction
  • Direct contributions from industry. If you have any questions you would like researched, email us at info@chasnz.org
  • Continue to speak openly on sites with our workforce
Free Resources Coming Soon!
Mahia temahi - Engari, tē mamae e! - Get your work done but don’t hurt yourself!
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