Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

New Industrial Guidelines Released

New Industrial Guidelines Released
 
The Department of Labour and the Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand (IRAANZ) have today released new Best Practice Guidelines for industry rope access in New Zealand.
 
The Guidelines have been developed to provide advice to employers, operators and clients on the health and safety requirements for rope access work projects.
 
In the past year there have been three incidents where industry rope access employees have fallen from height and it is an industry that is growing quickly across New Zealand.
 
Department of Labour General Manager National Services & Support Brett Murray says that the industry and the Department are committed to ensuring that high health and safety standards are maintained.
 
“By its very nature any work that involves rope access carries a level of risk with it, and it is essential that the correct design and installation procedures are carried out where rope access is required,” says Mr Murray.
 
“It’s critical that anchor bolts have their integrity regularly tested and correct methods are being utilised when rope access is required.  Everyone working in the industry needs to understand the dangers and these new guidelines provide the advice they need to operate safely.”
 
IRAANZ President David Karam says that the recommendations outlined in the Guidelines will give both rope access operators and building owners/managers a common understanding of what standard of practice is acceptable within the rope access industry.
 
“This document will set a benchmark for rope access operations and promote a safer and more professional service throughout New Zealand,” Mr Karam says.
 
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Cartel Conduct Now Punishable By Up To 7 Years’ Jail Time

Cartel conduct can now be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to 7 years, after the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect today. Cartel conduct includes price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging (see ... More>>

Stats NZ: Auckland Population May Hit 2 Million In Early 2030s

Auckland’s population may rise from about 1.7 million currently to 2 million by early next decade, Stats NZ said today. “Auckland will likely have the highest average annual growth of New Zealand’s 16 regions over the next 30 years, from ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Business Travellers Return To The Skies In Record Numbers

After a year of talking to a computer, Kiwis are leaving the office to re-connect with their clients, suppliers, and staff. New figures released by Air New Zealand show domestic business and corporate travel has defied global trends by returning ... More>>

PwC: Outcome Of Review Into Air New Zealand Gas Turbines Business

Air New Zealand has received the report into its Gas Turbines business from independent external advisers PwC. Air New Zealand Chairman Dame Therese Walsh says the report identified a range of effective controls in the Gas Turbines revenue contracting ... More>>

LPG Association: Renewable LPG Achieves Emissions Budgets With No Need To Ban New LPG Connections

Renewable LPG can supply New Zealand’s LPG needs and achieve the emissions reductions proposed by the Climate Commission without the need to ban new connections, a new study shows. The investigation, by leading consultancy Worley, was prepared for the ... More>>

Commerce: House Values Continue To Climb As New Government Measures Announced

The Government’s new initiatives to quell the rocketing housing market were announced last week, just as house prices hit a new high for the end of March. The average value increased 7.8% nationally over the past three-month period, up from the 6.8% ... More>>