Understand “working at height” and what your legal requirements are under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015.
Working safely at height
Our Health & Safety policy is to conduct all operations in such a manner that the health and safety of our workforce, you as our client and the public are protected to the highest level of safety, at the best of PBI’s ability and exceeding industry standards at all times.
PBI operates to the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 and as a minimum, complies with AS/NZS1891 Parts 1-4 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices, and Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height in New Zealand, along with the Health & safety by Design Good Practice guidelines.
PBI is SiteWise Green and Prequal certified and ISNetworld accredited. Our entire staff are qualified to Advanced Height Safety Unit Standards NZQA 15757 and 23229. Staff that visit or work at project sites carry SiteSafe passes. All operational staff are trained First Aiders to Unit Standards 6400, 6401 and 6402.
PBI takes great care to ensure our installers are trained and competent for all jobs they complete. All of PBI’s licensed installers are trained and certified to install 3M Fall Protection anchors and proprietary systems to AS/NZS 1891 standards.
Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
On 4 April 2016, the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force bringing new responsibilities for managing work-related risks that could cause serious injury.
The new law is part of a reform package aimed at reducing the number of serious work-related injuries and deaths in New Zealand by at least 25 percent by 2020.
We are all required to cooperate and coordinate how we manage risks collectively. Most businesses, whether large corporate’s, sole traders or self-employed are classed as PCBUs and have the primary duty of care to ensure health and safety.
Health and safety by design Good Practice Guidance
In August 2018, WorkSafe released new good practice guidance safety by design. This document is part of a new series of industry good practices that speaks the same language as the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and give a clearer understanding of our responsibilities.
Designers play an important part in keeping people safe because they can influence the health and safety of products and structures before they’re used at work.
The new guidance focuses on identifying risks throughout the life cycle of a structure, plant of substance and taking a systematic approach to managing them.
For questions relating to Health & Safety, please speak with John – PBI’s People & Compliance Manager.
+64 21545 477