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[image] Preventing falls from height.

NELMAC’s proactive approach to ladder safety

The task of hanging flower baskets in Nelson Central Business District seems harmless enough – but in fact, due to a huge variance in building styles and the various locations of hooks under verandas and on poles there was a significant risk of a fall from height occurring.

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Tim Burke, Dixon Homes Oamaru

As his franchise grew Tim Burke, from Dixon Homes Oamaru, began looking for a fall prevention system that would not only protect his workers, but would also increase efficiency.

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Versatile homes

Many builders are now using scaffolding as standard practice when working on new builds. A more difficult issue to tackle is how to keep workers safe from falling into the building through the top plate.

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Continuous spouting

Builders aren’t the only workers affected by the push for greater safety when working at height.

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BJ Carter

BJ Carter is a small construction company that’s taken big steps to improve its health and safety systems.

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Taking commercial thinking into the residential building sector

Complying with the Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand will mean a culture shift with commercial health and safety practices being applied to the residential building sector.

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Can you afford a fall from height?

The cost associated with scaffolding new home builds has been at the forefront of discussion around the Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand.

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