What do you do if you are the subject of a complaint? While potentially shocking and embarrassing, not to mention stressful, it needs to be taken seriously for your benefit and that of the profession.
Link Alliance Project director, Francois Dudouit, says measures wer in place to reduce the impact the increased hours may have of on the project’s residential and business neighbours. “Mine tunnelling is an essential part of launching our Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) next April, but we are mindful of our supportive neighbours and we’ll be doing […]
The part of my job that always surprises people is… That I’m the Port Engineer! Sometimes people call me “Richard” – senior female civil engineers are fairly rare in New Zealand, especially in technical roles. I know of only two female engineers working for New Zealand ports and both of us are at Port Taranaki.
“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 […]