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Check safety critical equipment regularly

Check safety critical equipment regularly

A worker has died after a wire rope being used as a handrail appears to have parted as he leaned ...
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Insights is a series of conversations with leaders throughout the New Zealand economy about health and safety. Insights is a ...
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Crane owners, operators urged to conduct safety checks

Crane owners, operators urged to conduct safety checks

Crane owners and operators need to check a key component following the preliminary results of a WorkSafe investigation into the ...
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June 6, 2019

Wellington man fined for obstructing WorkSafe investigation

WorkSafe says failure to comply with its investigation processes will not be tolerated and there will be serious consequences for anyone who refuses to cooperate. Joshua […]
June 6, 2019

Trimming trees next to powerlines is a dangerous job

An employer has been sentenced to 60 hours community work and fined for failing to keep a worker safe while he was trimming tree branches next […]
June 6, 2019

Construction company sentenced after vehicle fatality

A South Island construction company has been ordered to pay fines, reparation and costs of more than $500,000 after a worker was crushed and killed when […]
June 6, 2019

Gasfitter sentenced to community detention after faulty installation

Tauranga gasfitter Patrick Dykes has been sentenced to four months’ community detention after a gas fireplace he installed incorrectly caught fire causing significant damage to the […]
June 6, 2019

Scaffold collapse highlights the importance of safe design

A scaffolding company has been fined $150,000 after a poorly designed scaffold collapsed while seven people were working on it. Affordable Scaffolding (2010) Limited was sentenced […]
June 6, 2019

Avoiding injury can be as easy as reading instruction manuals thoroughly

Reading instruction manuals thoroughly before working with complex machinery is an easy way to avoid serious injury, WorkSafe says. In a decision released by the Dunedin […]
June 6, 2019

Company fined after worker fatally injured by steel beam

A structural steelwork company was fined $250,000 yesterday after a heavy steel beam fatally injured a worker. Pegasus Engineering Limited was sentenced at the Christchurch District […]
April 24, 2019

Always turn power off when carrying out electrical work

WorkSafe is urging employers to mitigate any risks before carrying out electrical work, after a worker was left with serious electrical burns to his hands. In […]
April 9, 2019

Boiling brine at Heinz Wattie’s factory burns worker

Food manufacturer Heinz Wattie’s Limited appeared in the Hastings District Court yesterday after a boiling solution burned a worker’s lower legs. Food manufacturer Heinz Wattie’s Limited […]