Latest Worksafe New Zealand News

Verification that safety-critical elements are suitable and effective
All work involving gas must be done by book
Whakaari/White Island hearing adjourned
Scaffold will only keep workers safe if erected by a competent person
Seatbelt and helmet could have saved life
Ports of Auckland sentenced following 2019 fatality
13 parties charged by WorkSafe New Zealand over Whakaari/White Island tragedy
Worker’s leg amputated after being crushed in unguarded machinery
Quit removing machine guarding, says WorkSafe
Asbestos must be removed by a licensed removalist, says WorkSafe
Carpentry students take part in WorkSafe pilot programme
New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners new members appointed
WorkSafe to showcase side-by-side VR simulator at AgFest
Worker suffers chemical burns at metal galvanising plant
Meerkats in charge of sharing national safety message
Raes Junction incident
Failure to effectively identify risk leads to forestry fatality
Always use right machinery for job
Machine guarding separates people from machinery
Farmers warned to check fuel tanks after driver seriously injured
Work-related health update
Farm fatality in Ōpōtiki
Don’t let your standards for operating machinery slip
Don’t be scared of WorkSafe
Businesses must ensure machines are guarded to highest standard
Christchurch worker left paralysed after fall from unsafe platform
Ports of Auckland fatality
Notifying a rupture disk activation when classified as
Heater adaptor banned
Remote working: looking after mental wellbeing of your team
WorkSafe accepts Enforceable Undertaking from two South Island companies
Quick links and resources for Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Reps in Aotearoa
Risk posed by powerlines must be considered
Working on slopes needs astute risk management
Worker has fingers amputated after incident involving a machine used to make pet food
Marble Court gas explosion
New health and Māori leads for WorkSafe New Zealand
Failure leads to severe burns
Affco sentenced following offal spill
Safeguarding machinery is a simple way to keep workers safe
Worker’s hand severely injured in chain at meat processing company
Poorly maintained tripod tanks are a safety risk
High-pressure water blasting of poultry sheds with asbestos cladding
Children are always at risk on worksites
Repeat health and safety offender fined
Criminal Cases Review Commission board appointments announced
COVID-19 and diver safety
Worker falls from man cage