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Major health and safety consultation begins 14 June 2024

A substantial consultation on work health and safety is now open.

Change to height and volume of dams impacted by the dam safety regulations 05 April 2024

The Government has listened to feedback and has made a change to the size of dams impacted by the regulations, to reduce the number of dams that need to comply.

Report released into safety assessments of boarding houses 27 March 2024

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released its report into the proactive assessment of multi-storey boarding houses.

Putting the freeze on unsafe bathroom heaters – Voluntary recalls on Serene S2068 heaters 26 March 2024

Retailers are voluntarily recalling unsafe wall-mounted bathroom heaters.

Health and Safety law change to help keep workers safer 14 June 2023

The Health and Safety at Work (Health and Safety Representatives and Committees) Amendment Act has now passed into law.

Fog cannon subsidy applications open 01 February 2023

Applications are now open for the $4,000 fog cannon subsidy for small retail businesses that want a fog cannon installed.

MBIE advises seismically vulnerable buildings can remain occupied 04 July 2022

New guidance published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today advises most seismically vulnerable buildings are not imminently dangerous and can remain occupied while seismic remediation work is planned, funded and undertaken.

Lessons learnt from Rapid Antigen Testing Trial 01 December 2021

The 5 week rapid antigen testing trial was used to garner learnings and feedback from 29 New Zealand businesses to inform a wider national roll-out as part of the country’s response to COVID-19.