Managing Fatigue in the Workplace

A fatigued worker is equivalent to a drunk worker. Fatigue is a significant problem across NZ workplaces. According to the 2017 Health and Safety Attitudes and Behaviours Survey, 43% of…

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The Truth Behind Standing Desks

No doubt about it – standing desks are all the rage. These desks allow you to work at your desk while standing rather than sitting in a chair.  Furthermore, prices…

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How to Achieve Good Health and Safety Governance

Many organisations still need to shift their focus on improving their health and safety management and performance. Since September 2019, there have been a total of 88 work fatalities and…

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Informed Health and Safety: Measuring More Than Just Incidents

Poor health and safety performance can have detrimental effects on workers and their families, as well as on the financial and reputational health of a business. Measurement is a critical…

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How Do We Identify and Track Our Critical Risk Controls?

What are Critical Risk Controls? Keeping the workplace safe and free from serious incidents begins with identifying hazards and risks. Once identified, you must manage these risks through implementing and…

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Overthinking it?

Overthink; /əʊvəˈθɪŋk/ Verb; to spend more time thinking about something than is necessary or productive. (Collins English Dictionary). It’s an ugly word that can mean a lot of different things. In…

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Building a Safety Culture Through Employee Inductions

Creating a strong health and safety culture and reducing risks in the workplace begins with your employees. Raising awareness among workers and instilling the right behaviours from day one is…

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How Legalising Cannabis Might Affect the Workplace

Cannabis is the most used illicit substance in New Zealand. Estimates suggest that by the age of 21 in the region of 80% of young people will have used cannabis…

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Lessons from Lockdown: Working from home

During lockdown earlier this year, Working Wise conducted Virtual Workstation Assessments to provide support to remote workers and educate them on the best practices of setting up an ergonomic workstation…

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Having a Clear and Easy Process for Reporting

Reporting incidents and hazards helps workplaces identify trends in health and safety and prevent future incidents from occurring. Unfortunately, reporting is still often considered an administrative burden that is too…

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