This research from the Mental Health Foundation NZ looks at understanding the pressures workers face in the residential construction industry and what could help and hinder their wellbeing. It also captures a range of ways to managing these challenges and the best channels to reach builders and tradies.
A case study for all workplaces and industries to illustrate an example of reviewing your control measures when work processes change, or a new hazard is identified.
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), he has a duty under work health and safety (WHS) laws to minimise the risks to his workers’ health in the workplace.
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must, so far as reasonably practicable, identify and manage any risks to health and safety in the workplace.
Jon works for an electrical company performing maintenance on LV switch gear.
Construction personnel work outside in all weathers, including in the heat in the height of summer. That’s why Fletcher Construction knows it must do all it can to protect the skin and eye health of its 3500 employees.
Fletcher Construction has a strong focus on wellbeing as well as health and safety, of which their drug and alcohol programme is a significant part.
For the Well-Connected Alliance, managing fatigue is vital both to prevent injuries and to protect mental wellbeing – two factors that often go together.
With the Christchurch rebuild bringing thousands of construction workers into the city, concerns rose about the high use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in the industry.
When the COVID-19 lockdown began across New Zealand, sending all 539 Terra Cat team members home, the company’s health and safety team knew they had to “think outside the square” to support their people.