The fire and other emergency functions of 40 organisations will be amalgamated into Fire and Emergency New Zealand from 1 July 2017 — the most significant change to fire services in 70 years. The Bill to amalgamate New Zealand’s fire services has passed through parliament and will now replace the Fire Service Act 1975 and the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977.
An excellent response to the fire emergency at the ClearPoint building in Downtown Auckland today. All occupants evacuated and assembled in the designated areas in accordance with Safety First's emergency procedures
As part of our commitment to work with our clients to transform the safety culture of New Zealand, we are collaborating with SafetyCulture to bring our clients a series of free digital health and safety ergonomics templates through their Safer World Programme.
Every year Burn Support Group bring together children from all over NZ who have sustained a burn injury. This is free of charge for the children and we were proud to sponsor a child to camp this year at Camp Maynard in Albany, Auckland.
Safety First created the health and safety plans for ORO17 Music Festival and provided H&S advice and support to the organisers, including the creation of large signs for safety notices. The ORO festival was a huge success with a full moon, and thousands of happy revellers enjoying a safe, well-organised event.
On 4 April, the ‘new’ Health and Safety at Work Act will have been in effect for a year. So, what has changed - and where are we at? We see hundreds of cases in the courts every year, and some of them are… interesting to say the least! However, we still have a long road ahead of us before we see the positive effects of the changes in ultimately creating a safer society with a strong safety culture.
Merry Christmas New Zealand!
Time to deck the halls with boughs of holly – well perhaps not boughs of holly, but fairy lights for sure! We’d like to thank you for a fantastic year and we look forward to working with you in 2017.
Our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch teams will take a well-deserved break from Thursday 22nd December, reopening on Monday 9th January.
We wish you a wonderful Christmas break, and hope you have a relaxing and rejuvenating New Year!
Jenny Maxwell reports on new ways of collaborating during the early stages of building development to increase fire safety design.
Ensuring up to date occupancy numbers and evacuation plans is a job that can easily slip without the attention of a diligent Fire Safety Consultant.
Slow fire evacuations put lives at risk – other occupants, the fire fighters, and your own. Office fires move swiftly – effective evacuation plans are essential.
We’re sponsoring The Rescue Run on November 19th at Woodhill Forest. The Rescue Run will help fund Auckland based Westpac Rescue Helicopters.
Directors, Board Members, CEOs, Building Owners and Property Managers must ensure that health and safety responsibilities are met under the HSWA.
Safety First Health Safety Wellness are proud to announce our corporate membership of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management.
You have fire alarms, fire evacuation plans and well trained fire wardens, so emergency evacuations should go smoothly – right? Not always!
New Zealand is aiming to decrease Health & Safety incidents by 25% in 4 years. Find out why the changes to our OH&S laws create business opportunities.
Emergency evacuation procedure planning: An Evacuation Plan can only work effectively if it is relevant, current & your staff
New Zealand’s new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect on April 4th 2016.
Discover what the legislation means for your business.
The NZ government recognises a need to reduce workplace incidents. Their target is to reduce serious and fatal incidents in the workplace by 25%, by 2020.
If it is passed, the Health & Safety in Employment Act will be replaced with the Health and Safety at Work Act. Find out what this means for FPANZ members.