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ISO 45001 International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Systems
Recently the international standards committee has endorsed and published the latest standard relating to management systems for health and safety. It is likely that this standard will replace AS/NZS 4801 ...
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Christchurch Marathon
Safe and Sound Solutions was pleased to be again asked by Chris Cox, the race director to assist the Christchurch Marathon with the development of their Health & Safety Plan. ...
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Garden City Aviation Grand Opening
Recently we were pleased to be invited to attend the grand opening of the new multi-million-dollar Garden City Aviation complex that encompasses offices, hangars, medical facilities, engineering and flight guest ...
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Kathmandu audits
As part of our ongoing support for the company we have recently undertaken health and safety compliance store audits for Kathmandu. The third-party audits are part of Kathmandu’s commitment to remain ...
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Prequalification help
There are an increasing number of PCBU requiring that contractors hold some type of external prequalification, up until a few months ago these included Impac Prequal, SiteWise and HazardCo. The ...
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Regulatory changes
Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes) Regulations 2018 These two pieces of fire and emergency legislation were enacted to ...
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News from recent court cases
WorkSafe NZ have taken two Invercargill companies to the court after failing to adequately guard machinery in which both cases resulted in amputations. Niagara Timber were fined $323,437 and $27,160 ...
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Client successes
JCL Asphalt received the Civil Contractors New Zealand (Canterbury – Westland Branch) 2017 Innovation Award for their work on the “Inland Route” State Highway 7 widening project   ...
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Asbestos awareness training
If you have workers who may be involved in removal work (unregistered work) or asbestos related work then the PCBU has a responsibility to train the worker in identification, handling ...
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Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016
The majority of these regulations came into force on 4 April 2016 however several of transitional provisions do come into force on 4 April 2018. These are summarised below in ...
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