STRIVING TOWARDS A TRAINED WORKFORCE

Putting untrained personnel at the operation of expensive plant equipment can be both dangerous and costly. It’s time for employers to have more open dialogue about training. Roy Parlane, managing director at Prosoft, tells why it is important for Kiwi companies to consider training, and a new programme available to them.

Hot off the press

TECHNOLOGY KEEPING WORKERS SAFE

By developing and moving to a mobile app-based reporting system, Steel & Tube hopes to keep its workers safer while also meeting its commitment to sustainability.

Steel

ADOPTION OF CONSTRUCTION 4.0 WORTH $8 BILLION AND LIKELY TO INCREASE NATIONAL GDP BY UP TO 1%

Why should companies position themselves at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 wave? Dr Troy Coyle has the answers, pulled from HERA’s latest report in collaboration with BERL. 

Manufacturing

THE POWER OF THE NICHE

Daniel Taylor looks at why it is important for manufacturers to find a niche when expanding beyond the domestic market.

Health and safety

SAFETY SIGNAGE – WHAT DO I NEED?

Knowing what safety signs to use and where to use them can sometimes be daunting. Craig Carlyle is here with some guidelines to help make it simple. 

Legal

NBS, NEGLIGENT MISSTATEMENT AND A DUTY OF CARE

The NBS Rating System (NBS) is an evaluation used by engineers as a means of assessing the ability of existing buildings to withstand earthquake loads from a life safety perspective. The NBS and its complex nature, however, has resulted in owners (and insurers) misunderstanding what the evaluation actually means. Consequently, due to this confusion, the NBS has found itself at the centre of claims in negligent misstatement.

Additive manufacturing

3D PRINTING HUMAN 2.0

The concept of recreating/manufacturing human anatomy is extremely popular within science fiction, but there are also many advances in the world of 3D printing which seek to make such technologies a reality.

LIZ ROOT
AURECON’S SUSTAINABILITY ASSOCIATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND PLANNING

“I think everyone working in the sector needs to be brave enough to embrace new ideas and not be afraid to ‘fail fast’. Responding to the climate challenge is going to require fundamental shifts in how we live, work and travel, so we need to have the confidence to ‘test-drive’ innovation, and pivot if something isn’t working.”

Tech talk

COMBINING SAFETY WITH SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY 4.0 CAPABILITIES

An expansion to ABB’s NeoGear switchgear portfolio brings with it improved safety aspects, optimised performance and digital connectivity, making it ideal for those looking to invest in their digital transformation. 

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