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  • Pregnancy and Working Guidelines
    Yes off course I should have mentioned that! The lady is employed as a machine Operator in a food manufacturing environment. Lifting and standing for long periods of time is one of my concerns...
  • Truck loading/unloading areas
    I used to work at a manufacturing site where the product would be loaded onto pallets and then the pallets would be 'pushed' down ramps by a Forklift into the truck loading area. One day the forklift came off the end of the ramp and was perched perilously on the edge. There was no 'safe' zone for truck drivers either and on one occasion a truck driver broke his finger when a forklift 'nudged' the curtain on the side of the truck and the curtain bar hit the driver's finger by the Forklift driver. There was also no canopy in the loading area so the area was open to the elements. Some days the forklifts would skid around on the wet tarseal. So a dangerous environment all round to say the least!
  • Workplace Bullying
    Hi Rebecca,

    I have a PP you can re-brand for your business. Most of the material is off the 'Pink Shirt Day' website from the MH Foundation:
    https://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz
    You can email me directly at:
    Regards,
    Sarah
  • PPE Project & Matrix
    Hi Brook,
    If you could give me your email address I can send you some example of PPE matrixes I have used in the past. The important piece is that the PPE has been trialled by the employees as part of being 'fit for purpose' and that is it replaced on a 'wear and tear' basis.
    My email address is:
    Regards,
    Sarah
  • Introduce yourself here!
    Hi everyone,

    My name is Sarah and I'm the H&S Co-ordinator for CampbellArnott's NZ. I'm so glad this forum is up and running again as I've found it has been really helpful in the past and a great place to network with people from all different backgrounds and levels of experience in H&S. I look forward to reading your posts!