The Benefits of Online Health & Safety Reporting Tools

Embrace the digital age! As we are all witnessing, the world is becoming more and more digitalised everyday. The rapid growth in technological advancements has also evidently affected the way workplaces function. The biggest challenge that organisations face is letting go of the out-dated and inefficient processes that are embedded in their organisation. For instance, […]

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The Issue of Lighting in Workplaces

Have you been experiencing random headaches at work? Do you often feel eye discomfort when staring at your computer screen? If you answered yes, your workplace lighting may be the cause of these problems. Studies have shown that eye-related symptoms are one of the most frequently occurring health issues amongst users of computers (more). Office […]

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Are Workplaces Legally Required to Test and Tag?

The Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 Act requires all fittings and appliances in the workplace to be electronically safe. Testing and tagging is a practical and helpful way to maintain electrical safety of all fittings and appliances in the workplace, however, it is not legally mandatory to do so. It is up to the Person Conducting […]

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The Differences a SafePlus Assessment Can Make

New Zealand presents a dangerously high rate of workplace injuries and fatalities in the world. “The social and economic cost of people being killed and hurt in New Zealand workplaces is conservatively estimated at $3.5 billion each year “. This calls for businesses to urgently review their current health and safety systems. SafePlus is an […]

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The Role of Diet in Mental Health

You are what you eat! Extensive research has shown a poor diet can have detrimental effects on a person’s mental health, mood and overall well-being; leading to problems such as high anxiety levels, depression, irritability, lethargy, insomnia, poor memory, stress and the ability to concentrate (more). Most of the brain is derived directly from food, […]

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The Flu Ends With U

New Zealanders may not be taking the flu as seriously as they should be. It has recently been reported that 2 people have died in Auckland as a result of Influenza (more). Influenza has a large impact on our community, with approximately 10-20% of New Zealanders infected each year. Yet, many people may be unaware […]

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Workplace Flexibility: Four-Day Work Week

“Research suggest that in an eight-hour work day, the average workers are only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes”. The remaining 5 hours and 7 minutes are usually spent on unrelated work things, such as scrolling through social media, chatting to co-workers or preparing food and drinks (more). Thinking of ways to simultaneously increase productivity […]

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Go Easy On Yourself

Have you messed up at work lately? Hey, don’t stress – everybody makes mistakes. Failure can strike deep at our feelings of self-worth, and after a significant failure, people often tend to engage in self-destructive behaviour such as drinking, binge eating or reckless spending, according to research. Although carrying out this behaviour can effectively block […]

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The ‘Just Culture’ Concept

If somebody makes a mistake in your organisation, are they better off reporting it or covering it up? According to E Tu NZ, a “Just Culture”  is one where it is understood that competent people make mistakes. In discussing this concept, the authors, James Reason and David Marx, urge us to distinguish between three types of […]

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Workplace Drug Testing

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, the definition of ‘hazard’ includes: “a person’s behaviour where that behaviour has the potential to cause death, injury, or illness to a person (whether or not that behaviour results from physical or mental fatigue, drugs, alcohol, traumatic shock, or another temporary condition that affects a person’s behaviour)” (more). Impairment […]

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