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Stopping slips and falls

By Trevor Pringle 1 October 2007, Build 102

Within New Zealand homes a slip, trip or fall injury occurs every 3 minutes. This affects around 400,000 adults and children each year – that’s more than all sports and road injuries. Using the right surface could prevent many of these.

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Safety blueprint

1 June 2009, Build 112, Feature article

Good health and safety practices have a positive flow-on effect for achieving best value in construction projects, but they need to be incorporated right from the start.

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Be prepared

By Alisa Yong 1 April 2017, Build 159

It will happen, you just don’t know when. To ensure optimal outcomes for your workplace after a natural disaster, put a plan in place and let everyone know who, what, where and how.

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Scaffolded sites safer

By Nick Helm 1 December 2017, Build 163

Recent BRANZ-commissioned research shows the use of scaffolding on single-storey builds has made sites safer but highlights the opportunity to review regulations and improve industry guidance.

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