Health & Safety for New Zealand Industrial Builders
All Marra employees have an involvement in constantly improving and maintaining our systems and processes and we also work closely with our clients, consultants and subcontractors to drive continuous improvement in this area. Marra Construction prides itself in having achieved Tertiary Accreditation in ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices as well as having active memberships with Site Safe and EMA.
As a leading Bay of Plenty commercial builder, we conscientiously follow the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015.
The following is a preface of construction industry guidelines for the provision of facilities and general safety in the construction industry, as delivered by the Honourable Doug Kidd, minister of Labour.
The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 reformed the law and provided, for the first time, a comprehensive consistency and coverage of an approach to the day to day activities and management of health and safety on all New Zealand building projects.
Since its introduction the new law has proven to be very effective and innovative. It has been successfully enforced through the New Zealand courts, and has improved attitudes throughout the building and construction industries.
Further regulations were passed which contain standards for matters not clearly addressed in the Act.
The importance of enforcing the New Zealand Health and Safety law within the building industry can’t be ignored.
With that said, there is also a real need for industry-specific information for employees and employers. The Health and Safety guidelines are an important part of this process, and they provide further information on means of compliance with the Act and the regulations.
The intention in publishing The Health and Safety guidelines is that they will be another step towards the ultimate goal of the New Zealand legislation — which is to constructively change people’s responses and attitudes and to building and construction workplace health and safety.