Ladder Safety at Christmas

It’s that time of year where we dust off the ladder to put up or take down the Christmas decorations. Have fun putting up your decorations, but stay safe! See our safety tips for using a ladder at home.   CHOOSE THE RIGHT LADDER Your ladder needs to be tall enough for you to...
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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2020 has a focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, focussing in particular on the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 28 April 2020, we also see NZ transitioning to Alert Level 3.  Thousands of workers are heading back...
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Adapting to our Changed World

It’s a time to say well done to the majority of New Zealanders for a start. Into our second week of lockdown, it’s great to see most Kiwis accepting and understanding the seriousness of this event. In these unprecedented times, it is only natural to feel a bit over overwhelmed by...
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Automating your HSEQ Management Functions

We all know how important it is as leaders to ensure we have an effective health and safety management system (HSMS) operating within the business. A good practice HSMS is: accessible for workers, well maintained, it is user-friendly (i.e. something workers can understand a...
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Back-to-work blues? Here are some ways to get through it

Coming back to work after Christmas break can get even the best of us feeling the back-to-work blues. That meh feeling, being highly distractible, irritable, unable to concentrate, as we fall back into our normal routines. Here are some ways to help kick the back-to-work blues...
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Be SunSmart – How to be safe in the sun this summer

Be SunSmart – how to be safe in the sun this summer at work and at home. Did you know? The shorter the shadow, the stronger the UV Rays! With summer approaching, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of being safe in the sun. Being SunSmart means...
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Sitting too much? Here’s how to get moving at work

Are you sitting too much? We sit at our desks, we sit in our cars and then we sit to eat and watch TV. You’ve probably heard the saying that “sitting is the new smoking”. We are generally aware that sitting for long periods is not good for us. Studies have shown that spending...
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Intesafety’s HASANZ Registered Health and Safety Professionals

We are proud to announce that Intesafety’s Aaron Neighbours and Ken Rees are both HASANZ registered health and safety professionals. What is the HASANZ Register? The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) is the umbrella organisation representing workplace...
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Getting on with the ISO 45001 Transition

Getting on with the ISO 45001 Transition Internationally, there have been many attempts to identify the success factors for effective Health and Safety programmes and develop the relative management systems. New Zealand business has primarily followed the AS/NZS 4801, 4804 and...
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Make ISO 45001 your Workplace Health and Safety Management Objective

Recently I had the pleasure of attending an ISO 45001 briefing regarding the transition from the terminal AS/NZS 4801 & 18001 Health and Safety Management Standards criteria. What struck me during the presentation was the alignment to Intesafety’s existing approach of...
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