Workplace Health & Safety laws changed in April 2015. Are you and your business up to date?

Whatever industry you work in, it’s essential that you keep up with health & safety requirements in the workplace. Our courses give you the skills and knowledge to comply with the latest laws and keep yourself, your colleagues, your customers, and the public safe on site.

Our Workplace Health & Safety courses are flexible and easy to fit into your day-to-day work. Don’t let legislation confuse you – take the first step today to grow your confidence and skills in workplace health & safety.

Why get trained on Workplace Health & Safety?

In New Zealand, an average of 50 people die every year in workplace accidents. A further 900 suffer from work-related health problems. Your business needs to make sure it provides a safe and healthy place to work.

Having people qualified to help with health and safety requirements on site means you have a dedicated person facilitating safe practices in your business. They can also do regular internal audits to identify risks, investigate and report incidents, and educate other staff on safety procedures and measures.

Benefits of upskilling in Health & Safety

  • Stay up to date with important legislation. The updated Occupational Health & Safety laws mean most workplaces need a refresher. Our courses are the ideal way to stay on top of legislation and grow your skills and knowledge.
  • Improve your business reputation. With more health & safety-qualified staff, your business will be able to stand out to potential customers and employees as a safety-conscious workplace.
  • Expand your career options. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to upskill and keep your options open. With health & safety courses under your belt, you have the choice of branching out into new roles, such as a Health & Safety Advisor.

What you will learn

Our courses cover a range of key Health & Safety topics, including:

  • Workplace Health & Safety requirements
  • Risk assessment
  • Fire and emergency evacuations
  • Hazardous substances
  • Investigating incidents
  • Managing drug and alcohol problems
  • Communication skills
  • And much more

IMPORTANT: The New Asbestos Regulations and How they Affect You

There have been a few changes to the regulations surrounding the asbestos removal industry that may have an effect on you or your business. The recently issued Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016, have prompted the introduction of standards covering the knowledge and skills (or training standards) required for asbestos removalists, supervisors, and assessors.

Training is an important part of the new licensing system. In order to hold one of the new licences, workers in Class A and B, Supervisors and Assessors will need to receive relevant training/unit standards. You have until 04 April 2018 to do so.

The changes will affect training organisations who may receive enquiries about the new unit standards. If training organisations choose to offer these new courses, there are a few key things to be aware of, which have been outlined in the PDF that you can access through the link below.

Please note that the changes will have the largest impact on companies and tradespeople in the asbestos removal industry or planning to enter the industry.

Click this link to see the full explanation of what this regulation means and what you need to do. For more information visit the WorkSafe website.