Essential HR

Tag: Health & Safety

Christmas Parties without Problems

Have you ever attended a Christmas party that ended with a very embarrassed staff member (or two) arriving at work the next day to a little, or a lot, of ribbing following some less that professional conduct - This is an article Mike wrote for the Ashburton Guardian with some helpful reminders.

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First sentence under the new H&S at Work Act

The 2015 Act has fined a company $100,000 for not having controls over a known risk.  And the fine would have been $275,000 if the company could pay.  

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Complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act

This law takes effect on 4 April.  If you have not yet done so, you should update your system.  For effective systems this should not be too difficult - checklist below. You could make it part of an annual review of the system.

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New Health and Safety laws

The new H&S law takes effect from 1 April.  If you don't have a system in place or it hasn't been reviewed for a while, now would be a very good time to sort it. 

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Legislation Changes - Drink Driving

Do you allow any alcohol consumption at work, at work functions or at work premises after work?

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Select Committees

The message I got was 'be encouraged to talk to them'.  Aside from the politicians being seemingly unable to avoid an opportunity to disagree with each other, they all said...

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