By Craig Carlyle, director at Maintenance Transformations The Health & Safety at Work Act lays out a series of guides, codes and insightful best practices around which every health and safety measure should be based. In particular, the Act provides businesses with an understanding of who is responsible, what they should do, and how theyContinue reading “Understand the Health & Safety at Work Act in NZ”
By Stuart Robertson, partner and Victoria Bortsova, solicitor It is often the case that the original claims made in Court are amended as a case develops. The High Court decision in ‘Body Corporate 355492 v Queenstown Lakes District Council  NZHC 687’ provides useful guidance into how the courts apply the limitation provision under theContinue reading “Filing amended pleadings after the limitation date”
By Dr Troy Coyle, HERA CEO Sustainability in construction, particularly reducing carbon emissions, is a hot topic in New Zealand. Government-led initiatives such as Building for Climate Change are directing change within the sector. This framework proposes to set mandatory reporting and measurement requirements for whole-of-life carbon emissions, including from the materials used in construction,Continue reading “The sustainable future of steel in construction – the latest steps”
I believe one of NZTE’s great strengths is the in-market expertise we’re able to call on, and it was my pleasure recently to talk to one of these experts in a key market for New Zealand manufacturing exporters – the United States. Albert Costilo, a business growth advisor in NZTE’s Washington office, talked me throughContinue reading “The USA: a big prize but beware of false assumptions”
The regulation of engineers has achieved greater public attention in recent years, particularly following the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes and the lessons learned in the aftermath. To give the public confidence that professional engineers are acting within their area of competence and to provide greater protection for the public, a bill is in development thatContinue reading “A new licencing regime for engineers”
An often ignored component of health and safety systems policy manuals is the section describing, ‘Keeping Current with Health & Safety Info’. The process for keeping current with relevant health and safety information, legislation, guidelines and standards is usually described something like: • WorkSafe and ACC website media releases • Briefings and updates from externalContinue reading “Staying in touch with hazards – lithium-ion batteries”
The month of May will usher in a new zero carbon steel programme for steel products. The program, Tātaitai Puhanga Waro, has been independently developed and based on verifiable data and provides a carbon emission calculator, believed to be a world first, to help companies offset carbon emissions and offer zero-carbon steel in their projects.Continue reading “Zero carbon steel program Tātaitai Puhanga Waro set to launch”
By Daniel Taylor, head of manufacturing, NZTE I believe one of NZTE’s great strengths is the in-market expertise we’re able to call on, and it was my pleasure recently to talk to one of these experts in a key market for New Zealand manufacturing exporters – the United States. Albert Costilo, a business growth advisorContinue reading “The USA: a big prize but beware of false assumptions”
With the available best practice guidelines, codes of practice, fact sheets, standards and the like, Craig Carlyle said that it should be straight forward to make an honest attempt at providing safer work places – but that statistics suggest otherwise.
There is no doubt the last few years have tested personal resilience, but business resilience is also really important, and has been equally challenged writes Daniel Taylor.