For people that work on construction sites, there are many different hazards that can be faced on any given day. From work-related hazards to weather-related hazards, it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared for any situation. Winter conditions can pose a new set of challenges for people working outdoors. Making sure that not only you but your workers are protected from the elements is...
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used to provide protection for workers and to reduce any exposure to hazards.
If you’re an employer it’s vital that you provide your staff with appropriate PPE for the job at hand. The New Zealand Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2016 state that a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) must provide:
If you handle chemicals in your business, no matter how carefully things are planned, unfortunately spills can happen. If you do find yourself in this potentially dangerous situation, it’s important that you’re prepared to handle it immediately and minimise any damage – and with the right knowledge, procedures and equipment you can.