Tag Archives: OSH

What exactly are the rules about checking schools post Earthquake?

The news reports there is a 30% chance of an earthquake (after shock) of 7.8 occurring in the next few days/weeks/months. This got me thinking… Who decides if a Wellington based school is checked for structural damage? Post Sunday night all … Continue reading

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Warning – dangerous kettle!

So, in order to comply with new Health and Safety regulations we have been instructed to remove the jug from our office. Fair enough, this represents a huge risk, it could fall by some act of God and burn one of … Continue reading

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Schools and OSH?

With schools increasingly making devices compulsory I wonder what our obligations are with regards to health and safety. An employer has a range of obligations, I assume schools also do. Who has accountability for teaching appropriate use of devices at schools … Continue reading

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Health and safety… nanny state?

Spotted in Southgate. They are building a fence on a flat and accessible section. How dangerous! My pick for top hazard is “insects” and the mitigation is wear long clothing. Why not list sun burn? This reminded me of the … Continue reading

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Warning OSH issue

At a school that I shall not name…. This is a picture of an allegedly unsafe kettle. Adult staff cannot be trusted with such a dangerous device, who knows what could happen! PC manure or sensible? You decide.

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