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Health & Safety on your work sites

Health & Safety on your work sites

While many workers in the construction industry work in the industry to avoid paperwork, the paperwar is now moving deeper into the industry than we have seen here before.

What many people don’t appreciate is the close working relationship WorkSafe has with ACC. ACC provides regular data updates to WorkSafe on work-related injuries, and WorkSafe uses this to target their visits.

With the increase in worker injuries and deaths in the construction industry since the new H&S Law came in, the MP and WorkSafe have a renewed focus on H&S compliance in the construction industry.

While the official communications externally to date have been relatively benign, the direct conversations with WorkSafe and the H&S consulting community have been significantly blunter.

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Business Health and Safety: Does This Mean Me?

Business Health and Safety: Does This Mean Me?

When it comes to business health and safety, it may seem like the world’s gone mad. Since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, business owners are sitting in one of two camps. They are either thinking it is over the top and doesn’t affect them, or they are taking the new regulations seriously. In general, it’s the small businesses, the work at homers, the hobby businesses and the sole operators who think it doesn’t affect them.

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Health and Safety at Work

Health and Safety at Work

Health and Safety at work; why are we involved?

In a word it's risk. Risk for employees, risk for self-employed and risk for businesses.

For many of our retail or domestic clients this only has a bearing with us if the are injured at work and have to progress a claim with an insurer and/or ACC.

For employees

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