Latest Worksafe New Zealand News

Further Action On Serene Bathroom Heaters
Mercury Commits To $1.15m Safety Spend
Interim WorkSafe Chief Executive To Leave Mid-year
Clarification on construction requirements of flammable liquid cabinets designed to comply with AS 1940
Statement On Sentencing Of Whakaari Defendants
Amputation Follows Forklift Trauma At Trade Depot
Unsafe Serene Classic S2068 wall mounted bathroom heaters prohibited
Safety boost for Police speed camera operators
New appointees to mining regulator
Apprentice builder killed by falling framing
No place for corner cutting when felling trees
Worker nearly buried alive in trench collapse
Child struck by teen forklift driver
Falling beam crushed worker
Energy Safety Business Update 11 December
Hand injury again highlights need to train staff to keep them safe
Asbestos prosecutions highlight room to improve
Truck driver death due to poor traffic management
Worker’s electric shock was preventable
WorkSafe 2023 organisation change – final decisions
Refreshed guidelines on Health and Safety Representatives and Health and Safety Committees
Unsafe machine cost worker his arm
Runaway trailer involved in road fatality
Fence post ski death due to poor risk assessment
New Chief Executive for WorkSafe
Back-breaking demolition case a credit to victim’s tenacity
WorkSafe Chief Executive standing down
WorkSafe opens organisation change process
Preventable injury puts seasonal worker safety in focus
Fatal Ruapehu bus crash was avoidable
Sand boarding death puts sad new perspective on customer care
Safety commitment agreed after sea cave ordeal
Workplace explosion was no joke – warning to all
Strong sentences a warning – prevent harm, don’t cover it up
The importance of checking and servicing quad bike drive belts
Whakaari helicopter operators plead guilty
Meatworks death brings consequences for AFFCO
Ensuring mobile elevating work platforms are fit for use
Significant guilty pleas in Whakaari case
Energy Safety Business Update 14 June
Trapped arm sombre warning on imported machinery
Meatworks’ oversights led to horrific injury
Maintaining, inspecting and re-certifying permanent anchorage systems
Company failures leave builder seriously injured
Inflatable slide collapse gets court sequel
Machine guarding failures ‘reprehensible’
Exposed machinery recipe for disaster
Pond tragedy spurs call to do better