Mike’s Musings

Easy to remember, simple messages work best

There is an absolute plethora of health and safety information out there which any reasonable person could literally drown in. So how do you get the message of health and safety across to people? Simple is best. We live busy lives and our brains only retain so much information. The message on this 1962 poster  … Read More »;

Something to think about

Lessons learnt Listener journalist Rebecca Macfie investigated the disaster at Pike River and wrote the book Tragedy at Pike River: How and Why 29 Men Died.  This short summary of lessons learnt (less than a page we promise) is worth reading and considering in the context of your business. Healthy work places A worker is … Read More »;

Safety conversations

Welcome to 2016.  This year brings change to health and safety with the Health and Safety at Work Act coming into force on 4 April 2016. The start of the year is a good time to reinforce the need to be safe and healthy at work.  We are only human and sometimes after a holiday … Read More »;

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 comes into force on 4 April 2016. In between all the good information and misinformation about the changes we need to remember why the law is changing. Overall New Zealand does not have a good health and safety record. Worksafe’s Our Performance Story 2015 will help … Read More »;

Does safety come in numbers?

I certainly think so. I have a close working relationship with the teams at Staff Care, Active Intervention Management (AIM) and Building and Fire Services. So close that we have formed an alliance – Safety in Numbers. This recent press release tells you more: “Many Northland businesses are not prepared for looming changes to workplace … Read More »;

Health and Safety in the Workplace

What does this mean? For me it means having a culture of safety in the workplace. It is more than having a Health and Safety manual sitting on a shelf in the office. You can have a safety conscious workplace without having a working Health and Safety system in the same way that you could … Read More »;