“Construction is a critical part of the New Zealand economy – employing around ten percent of the national workforce and contributing around 7 percent of GDP. “This Government recognises how important it is for New Zealand to have a resilient and high-performing construction sector,” Minister Williams said.
The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission, which publicly released its findings in December 2012, concluded that building designer David Harding of Alan Reay Consultants was working beyond his competence in designing the building. IPENZ (as Engineering New Zealand was then known) received two complaints against Mr Harding, from MBIE’s Chief Engineer and a group of victims’ […]
Under level 3, business premises can be open in a way that doesn’t spread the virus. There can be movement between sites for work. However, with the removal of some of the level 4 restrictions, the Government has asked that everyone work from home if they can and only leave home for required work, school, […]
The importance of health and safety in the workplace should not be overlooked. While it is part of the law, it is also the duty of a good employer to ensure employees are not exposed to any form of injury while performing their duties. Many hazards occur in today’s work environment so you also have […]
Quite often, there are lots of benefits to warehouse safety that can be missed. Procedures linked to safety are often ignored in many workplaces and this is usually down to a lack of time, cutting corners, saving money, or inadequate resources. When safety procedures are in place and followed correctly, there are many benefits in […]
There is more to safety than training and equipment. A safe work site needs to ensure that safety is a priority in every aspect. Any successful organisation or company will be aware of the importance of safety in the workplace. It is not uncommon for companies to lose sight of the importance of safety which […]
Engineering is a discipline that we all need to understand to a greater depth. All around us, there are aspects of engineering that make our lives easier and in some cases, even fun! However, although engineering has made our lives better, there are a number of safety issues that are attached to engineering that we […]
Working in any environment can present a number of perils. However, working in an engineering environment can be an even riskier business if strong health and safety procedures are not in place. The engineering industry covers a multitude of disciplines, whether it the sheet metal industry or a diesel generator manufacturer, both have varying risk […]
We have all become reliant on the power that we use; gas or electricity is used more than anything else in your home or business. We are so used to having power whenever we want it that whenever we have a power cut or just a temporary loss of power, we often need a backup. […]
“We need to triple that. More than half of New Zealand’s apprentices and trainees have already been to university or another tertiary institute and many of them have clocked up student debt. But they could have avoided that debt altogether and started an apprenticeship straight away.