To test or not to test

September 12, 2019

What are the laws around test and tagging?

Look anywhere on the internet and there are personal opinions and advice from experts and non experts alike. If you are in business and someone has said you need to test and tag, your first thought is probably along the lines of, really? whats that?The next thought is most l...
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Fine for flouting the law

November 6, 2018

A company has recently been fined for dangerous practices

In October this year, a company was fined $180,000 for failing to provide its workers with a safe working environment. Having worked in the construction industry and also electrical industry, I can say this company is not alone in ignoring the Workplace Safety Act. Many...
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Dangers of being too busy

October 26, 2018

Here is why you need to get your appliances tested

We are all busy. Juggling routine work, work crises, office politics, the son's earache, the daughters homework, our personal life..... it goes on. Some things are more urgent than another. Sometimes what might seem insignificant, are in fact an urgent issue. A couple of wee...
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What when why ?

When you choose to comply with Health and Safety regulations, make sure that you are getting value for money.Every now and again I come across some, interesting shall we say, interpretations of the NZ3760 Standards. (Note: USB leads do NOT need to be tested) Ensure your test...
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That critical business expense that we all love to hate. But are you flushing your hard earned money down the drain?Most of us know that if our car fails a WOF and have an accident, we are not covered by insurance. Stuff (Top 10 reasons New Zealanders Insurance claims a...
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Are you paying too much for workplace compliance?

This week while I was getting my car serviced by my local mechanic – who did a great job I might add – I was talking with an electrician from another part of the country. We were talking about testing and tagging and he mentioned something that reminded me of what an old...
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​How often do we stop to consider the quality and safety of our tools and accessories?

Since the law changes in 2015 and 2016 of the Health and Safety at Work Act, businesses have largely become more aware of their requirements to comply. However there are still an alarming number of businesses who are not even aware that there is such an Act in law. As a prof...
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Appliance recalls

September 1, 2017

Despite the best efforts by manufacturers and suppliers, there are occasions where an appliance has a fault caused from either design or manufacturing process failure, and some times these faults are not discovered until the appliances are already in homes and businesses.The...
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While going about my testing, I have found an alarming coincidence when testing appliances. To give you a brief background, I have tested appliances for builders, plasterers, hair salons, offices, painters, barbers, retail shops, motels, hotels and rest homes.The NZ Standard...
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