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Expect the Unexpected – Preparing for Critical Events

Expect the Unexpected – Preparing for Critical Events

By Rob Thomson, Health and Safety Consultant, SBS In a little over 10 years New Zealand has experienced 3 major earthquakes, 2 terrorist attacks, an eruption on White Island, significant floods, cyber-attacks and a global pandemic which continues to invade our shores. These events have been costly to people’s lives, their health and well-being, andRead more about Expect the Unexpected – Preparing for Critical Events[…]

TOP TIPS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES IN A POST COVID WORLD

TOP TIPS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES IN A POST COVID WORLD

TOP TIPS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES IN A POST COVID WORLD By Claire Arneson, HR Adviser, SBS In the midst of a global pandemic, different industries have experienced unique challenges in coping with the shift in employee priorities such as the rise of flexible working and an increased focus on employee wellbeing.  Some employers we haveRead more about TOP TIPS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES IN A POST COVID WORLD[…]

DRIVER/OPERATOR EXCLUSION ZONES

DRIVER/OPERATOR EXCLUSION ZONES

By Jason Shepherdson, Health & Safety Consultant, SBS The risks associated to drivers and other personnel around mobile plant equipment during loading/unloading operations is significant. As I continue to visit clients and their workplaces, I am staggered to see unnecessary/unacceptable levels of risk during these dynamic operations. Of all mobile plant equipment, forklifts and loadersRead more about DRIVER/OPERATOR EXCLUSION ZONES[…]

Injury Management in the Workplace – 5 Best Practices

Injury Management in the Workplace – 5 Best Practices

By Claire Arneson, HR Adviser, SBS We have recently seen a rise in concerns among employers around long-term sick leave in relation to work related and non-work related injuries. Below are our best practice suggestions to help you manage this employment issue. 1. It Starts with Recruitment Companies can better protect themselves from the possibilityRead more about Injury Management in the Workplace – 5 Best Practices[…]

Forklift Operators in the Workplace

Forklift Operators in the Workplace

By Jason Shepherdson, SBS Health & Safety Consultant Forklifts cause more workplace injuries and fatalities in NZ than any other plant or machinery. As I conduct client and workplace visits and inspections, I am concerned at the lack of understanding of the requirements around operating forklifts. Operating a Forklift (<18,000kg): • Forklift Certificate – authorityRead more about Forklift Operators in the Workplace[…]

What’s in an Application Form?  Hopefully Not These Cringeworthy Questions!

What’s in an Application Form? Hopefully Not These Cringeworthy Questions!

By Claire Arneson, HR Adviser, SBS “Hi, my name is Claire. Nice to meet you. How much are your child support payments? Have you ever had an eating disorder? Are you pregnant?” Have you ever had the awkward experience of meeting someone for the first time and they immediately start asking very personal questions? NotRead more about What’s in an Application Form? Hopefully Not These Cringeworthy Questions![…]