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So far the autumn weather had been kind to us and it was easy to forget that winter was just around the corner, however the cold weather is now well and truly here. If you are still thinking of getting your flu vaccination, you have got time. Get on to your boss and tell them about TriEx and how we will come and vaccinate your team on-site. And if you are the boss - reduce those sick days this year and protect your team from the flu – it is that easy!
 

Stay healthy this winter - from the TriEx Team

We have extended our flu vaccination season!


Due to high demand and the extended period of mild weather, we have extended our flu vaccination season which will now finish on 17 June.  The earlier your company books in for flu vaccinations, the sooner we can visit, and the better protected your team will be. Don't delay - get your booking form in to us now!

Flu is not welcome in the workplace! The Ministry of Health make some very good points on their flu website about workplace flu protection. You can read about them here.

As a workplace vaccinator, TriEx can take care of everything including:
  •  Providing information for staff members to make an informed decision about whether they wish to be vaccinated
  •  Answering commonly asked questions about influenza vaccination
  •  Providing posters advertising the time and date of your organisation’s flu vaccination session
Please visit our website if you would like to know more information about our flu vaccination process or feel free to download our Frequently Asked Questions information sheet here. Our clinical team are only too happy to help with any other queries you may have - contact details are below.
 
Our flu booking form is available here or visit us at triex.co.nz for more information. If you wish to speak with one of our flu team — please call us on 0800 FLU JAB (0800 358 522) or email us at flu@triex.co.nz

More information about the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA)


Since bringing you an update on the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015, in our April newsletter - we have more detailed information to share with you this month.


Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 — Special Guide This Guide provides a plain English explanation of key requirements under HSWA and the role of WorkSafe. It gives examples to explain certain concepts and directs readers to where they can find guidance on how to meet regulatory requirements. You can download a copy of it here or it is also viewable on WorkSafe NZ's website here.

The Absolutely Essential Health and Safety Toolkit - for small construction sites This toolkit provides a ready checklist for health and safety problems on small construction sites. It will help you to manage or avoid them and to ensure your own health and safety as well as the health and safety of the people who work for you, your clients, and others such as the public. You can download a copy of it here or it is also available on WorkSafe NZ's website here.

HSWA Regulations The majority of the first phase of regulations to support HSWA have been now been finalised and came into force on 4 April 2016, along with the Act. The regulations, supported with information and guidance from WorkSafe New Zealand, are intended to support businesses (particularly small businesses) to understand what they need to do to comply with the general duties of the Act. Further information and copies of the regulations can be found here.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your HSWA queries, via enquiries@triex.co.nz or 0800 487 439


Unhealthy and disengaged workers can be costly to your business. Discover the real health of your workplace & its employees.

Gain real feedback on the individual health of your team, plus the environmental health and wellbeing of your workplace.

You will receive a comprehensive report on:

1 – Individual Physical Health of your employees
2 – Individual Psychological & Emotional Health of your employees
3 – Areas of Wellness that your employees are interested in learning more about
4 – Workplace Engagement levels, Relationships, Communication and Environment
5 – Overall satisfaction, recommendations & commendations direct from your team

The results of this survey are a great tool to help determine a strategy and create a guide for forward scheduling of a wellness plan for the year ahead.

For pricing or more information, please contact Fleur on (03) 341 4087 or email fleur.truscott@triexwellbeing.co.nz

Managing occupational health in a small construction business




WorkSafe NZ recently held a breakfast on occupational health in a small construction business. It was a very popular event, and if you didn't make it along, we've got some of their information from the breakfast to share with you.

Videos from the event The videos of the presentations from the day can be found here.
PowerPoint slides The PowerPoint slides from the presentations are available to download as pdf's here.

Presenters and their topics are:
  • Welcome by Craig Sengelow, WorkSafe
  • Key risks and the new legislation by Donna Burt, WorkSafe
  • What WorkSafe inspectors are looking for by Nick Jones, WorkSafe
  • Occupational Health at Fletchers by Michelle Buckton, Fletchers
  • Managing dust onsite by Donna Burt, WorkSafe

If you would like assistance with your Occupational Health requirements, please contact us on 0800 487 439 or via email enquiries@triex.co.nz

HASANZ — Conference 2016


The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) is the umbrella organisation representing workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand.

TriEx is proud to be affiliated to HASANZ by being members of the NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM), NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA), and NZ Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS) who are all members of HASANZ.

HASANZ is holding its first conference from 7-9 September 2016 in Wellington, encouraging industry professionals and businesses to join forces, collaborate and build the competence and reputation of workplace health and safety professionals in New Zealand.

HASANZ Conference 2016 aims to illuminate, challenge and transform you, your work and your world. The programme is deliberately provocative, inspiring workplace health and safety professionals to see health and safety in a new light.

If you would like more information about the HASANZ conference, please visit their website here.


 

WorkSafe NZ's Latest Prosecutions


First day on the job death leads to $180k fine/reparation
A Gisborne based logging transport operator has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $100,000 in relation to the death of a contractor who was fatally run over during his first day on the job. 
Read the full WorkSafe media release here.

AFFCO worker impaled on meat hook awarded $25K
AFFCO New Zealand Limited has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 after a worker was impaled on a meat hook.
Read the full WorkSafe media release here.

 

MAY 2016

Flu Vaccination Update
Our 2016 flu vaccination season is underway!

More information on the Health & Safety at Work Act
Find out more by downloading the HSWA special guide.

TriEx Wellbeing - what's new
Online workplace wellbeing survey

WorkSafe Trade Breakfast
Managing occupational health  in small construction business

HASANZ Conference 2016
HASANZ is holding its first Health & Safety Conference in September

WorkSafe NZ Recent Prosecutions
Fines are handed down after companies fail to comply

Register here to receive a monthly TriEx Training Calendar email


This comprehensive one day course is essential for those who may come into contact with asbestos as part of their daily work activity.

Learn more about the course or contact us via occhygiene@triex.co.nz


What you need to know about being a H&S Rep (2 days)

Learn more about the course or contact us via safetytraining@triex.co.nz


What you need to know about H&S as a Manager (8 hours)

Learn more about the course or contact us via safetytraining@triex.co.nz
 



(RF) = Refresher First Aid
(WP) = Workplace First Aid
(C&I) = Child & Infant First Aid
(WPS) = Workplace Special Price


MAY 2016
Thu, 26 May (WP)
Mon, 30 May (WP)
Tue, 31 May (WP)


JUNE 2016
Thu, 2 June (RF)
Wed, 8 June (WPS)
Fri, 10 June (RF)
Tue, 14 June (WP)
Thu, 16 June (RF)
Fri, 17 June (WP)
Sat, 18 June (C&I)
Mon, 20 June (WP)
Wed, 22 June (RF)
Thur, 23 June (WP)
Mon, 27 June (WP)
Thu, 30 June (30)

Remember, we also offer on-site first aid training specific to your workplace — please visit our website here for further information.
 
Book now

Child & infant first aid course (4hrs)


Our Child & Infant First Aid course is perfect for home-based educators, parents, grandparents, babysitters and caregivers and those who have responsibility for young children under 6 years.
This course is priced at just $65.00 incl GST. We still have spaces available on our next course, running on Saturday June 18 from 8:00am to 12:15pm, at our training room in Sydenham.

Book your child & infant first aid course here now, or call us on 0800 487 439

1. Health Manager
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Health Manager to join us.

Working closely with and providing support to the Managing Director, the Health Manager will have functional leadership responsibility of the Occupational Health team.

To view the key functions of the role and the type of person we are looking for - view our advert on Seek here.


2. Occupational Health Nurse
We are looking to employ another experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Health Nurse - a nurse that is passionate about helping educate and influence Kiwi workers.

This role offers a wide variety of work from pre-employment health assessments to onsite health monitoring, and from flu vaccinations to onsite drug testing. As part of our clinical team of nationwide nurses, your previous experience in occupational health will ensure your skills and knowledge are strongly utilized.

To view the key functions of the role and the type of person we are looking for - view our advert on Seek here.

Health awareness events and appeals calendar

 
MAY 2016
1-31 » Chopper Appeal Month
8-14 » Anaphylaxis Awareness Week
12 » International Nurses Day
16 » Hospice Awareness Day
16-22 » Coeliac Awareness Week
27 » World MS Day
31 » World Smokefree Day

The above dates have been sourced from the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand Website and Toi Te Ora Public Health Service

What's happening in Auckland...


Northern Safety Liaison Groups

If you require a copy of recent NSLG (civil or commercial) meeting minutes, they can be conveniently found on the Site Safe website here.

2016 dates for the Civil NSLG meetings are:
Wed, 6 Jul
Wed, 7 Sep
Wed, 2 Nov


2016 dates for the Commercial NSLG meetings are:
Wed, 8 Jun
Wed, 10 Aug
Wed, 12 Oct
Wed, 7 Dec

For venues and contacts, please click here


Check our the latest events for the Auckland branch of NZISM here

Amanda Grindrod — Occupational Health Nurse

 

Amanda has recently joined our team in Christchurch as an Occupational Health Nurse. As a UK import, Amanda brings with her great nursing experience.
Read more about Amanda here
 


The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter latest newsletter is available to view here

Topics included in the newsletter are:
  • Safety spotlight
  • Graham’s view
  • Charter News
  • Welcome Aboard
  • ACC Data update
There is a new Safety Charter video which is excellent - you can view it here

Monthly funny

 

You can never get enough of cat and dog cuteness. Check out these wee pooches, who just want to make friends with the cats. Enjoy the video here
 
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