GOSH Knowledge Base

Ergonomic Tips for Working From Home

During the COVID-19 lock-down, many workers will now be required to work remotely. A workstation at home may consist of sitting on the couch, perching over the kitchen counter or even lying in bed with a laptop. As comfortable as it may all sound, it can actually increase your risk of developing Discomfort, Pain and […]

Read More…

Working From Home: PCBU Responsibilities

The nationwide lock-down prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in many workers required to work from home over the next four weeks. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, PCBU’s have a duty to ensure workers are not put at risk by the work they do or by their workplace. If workers […]

Read More…

COVID-19: Minimise the Impact on Your Workplace

Coronavirus, aka Covid-19, has undoubtedly affected workplaces across New Zealand and the rest of the world. Workplaces should be taking appropriate measures to minimise the impact the pandemic may cause. Protecting the Workplace The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) requires businesses to mitigate health and safety risks and protect their workers from […]

Read More…

Why Health & Safety Plans Must Include Risk Management

Responsiveness is essential for any business’ health and safety procedures, but preventative measures are equally as important. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA 2015), businesses have a responsibility to; (a) to eliminate risks to health and safety, so far as is reasonably practicable; and (b) if it is not reasonably practicable […]

Read More…

Preparing for a Pandemic

What is a pandemic? A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that becomes very widespread across the human population and affects a whole region, continent or the world. By nature, pandemics are unpredictable in when they will occur or how severe they will be. An influenza pandemic is the most probable event to affect […]

Read More…

Pre-Employment Health Testing Puts Your Business Ahead

Before starting a new role, employers may require their candidates to under go a pre-employment health test, also referred to as health screening or a medical check. These tests determine whether or not a person is suitable for a particular role. What is Involved in a Pre-Employment Health Test? Pre-employment health checks generally take up […]

Read More…

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer

Whether you’re travelling overseas, planning a staycation or working a summer job, it’s a wise time to think about how you can keep safe and healthy during the holiday season! Check out our top summer tips below: Protect yourself from the sun – Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in New Zealand with over 350 […]

Read More…

The Body and Mind Benefits of an Ergonomic Workstation

Prolonged sitting and staring at a computer screen can cause serious harm to a worker’s health and wellbeing. On top of this, working at an incorrect workstation set-up can worsen the situation and result in long-term health problems. The Benefits of Ergonomics Ergonomic workstations are a crucial part of minimising health and wellbeing risks. The […]

Read More…

Hits and Misses At Work

Under the new health and safety regime, the organisation (or PCBU) needs to have a system for recording and reporting hazards and risks, along with notifiable events. At times the latter will include reports of things that might have happened (see Section 24). But why record incidents if nobody actually got hurt? In 1931 H.W. Heinrich posited what […]

Read More…

Manual Handling – What’s the Risk?

Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy loads while at work poses serious risks to workers and can lead to problems such as: back injuries occupational overuse syndrome injuries as a result of falls or slips acute injuries such as sprains or strains. Preventing manual handling injuries Employers can prevent injuries associated with manual handling by […]

Read More…

How can we help you?

Send us a message, and we’ll get right back to you

working wise gosh

Book your flu shot online.

Leave your details, and we’ll get right back to you

working wise gosh
  • Creative NZ
  • English Language Partners NZ
  • Pacific Radiology
  • Primary ITO
  • NZEI
  • Worksafe Reps
  • Dimension Data
  • Masterton District Council
  • NZ Community Trust
  • Presbyterian Support NZ
  • Thomson Reuters NZ
  • Wellington Girls’ College