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Over the past year there have been a number of fall from heights incidents in quarries. This safety alert highlights the serious health and safety risks involved when working at height and the need to carry out risks assessments before undertaking routine work carried out at a height.

Safety alert

WorkSafe New Zealand has today welcomed the recommendations in the Review of WorkSafe New Zealand’s Performance of its Regulatory Functions in Relation to Activities on Whakaari White Island. This review was commissioned by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and was carried out by David Laurenson QC

Media release

WorkSafe is warning company directors that if they are not making sure their company’s operations are safe and healthy, they face enforcement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Media release