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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Conducting an Effective Workgroup Toolbox Meeting

The importance of toolbox meetings, or ‘toolbox talks’. An effective workgroup toolbox meeting is one of the most vital methods of proactive communication and consultation within any organisation. Toolbox meeting key objectives are aimed at engagement, improving...
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Have you Implemented your Health and Safety System Effectively?

Have you implemented your health and safety system effectively? At Intesafety, we regularly undertake reviews of PCBU Health and Safety Systems and Processes. This isn’t only for compliance purposes, but also as a measure of whether it “fits” the organisation and is relative to...
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Assessing & Managing Your Principal/Critical Risks

Have you identified your principal/critical risks? How are you maintaining your due diligence obligations? What’s your risk appetite? Have you identified what can go wrong, how can it happen and what the result will be? What is a Principal/Critical Risk? WorkSafe NZ refer to...
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Being a Leader in Workplace Safety

As Workplace Safety Partners, we are fortunate to be able to work in different businesses each day and interact with many leaders and workers in the process. We can see their safety maturity at different stages and partner with them on their journey to develop, implement and...
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Bringing the Bowtie Risk Analysis Model into your Safety Management System

The bowtie risk analysis model is used to help simplify risk assessment and support business understanding of risk. Much like the name suggests, this style of risk assessment uses a format that looks like a bowtie. It enables users to conceptualise the interaction of causes,...
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Making the Change to a Paperless Safety Management System

We all know how important it is to have an effective safety management system (SMS) operating within your business. A good SMS needs to be maintained, understandable and accessible for workers. The functional aspects of the SMS must allow for information to be centralised to...
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Are You Managing Change Effectively?

Are you managing change effectively? We all know that businesses involve risk. One of the more common risks can be constant change. It’s not uncommon for changes to occur frequently in a business, from simple daily operational practices to complete organisational change....
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New Safety Management System (SMS) Requirements for the Aviation Industry

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have new aviation Safety Management System (SMS) rules soon to be formally implemented (Part 100 Safety Management), which may mean a bit of change for many operators in the aviation industry. To meet these requirements necessitates a good...
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