Workplace health and safety is extremely important for the efficient and effective running of any business - especially when you're dealing with sharp tools, heavy machinery, heat and dangerous chemicals. Check out the safety categories below for loads of information on New Zealand health and safety standards, and what you need to do to meet them and keep yourself and those around you safe.
Let's face it - losing your eyesight is likely to affect your job. To avoid any mishaps, its important to choose and use the right eyewear to get the right protection for the job. Read through our blogs below to learn more on potential hazards in the workshop and what you can do to protect yourself.
Trying to work out which kind of safety glasses you need to get the job done? No worries! We've made it so quick, so easy
We get asked a lot of questions about eye protection. Here's some answers to our 7 most commonly asked questions
These are our latest, and greatest safety glasses yet...the CRAFTSMAN 509's. Here's how they work...
We'll show you the quick and easy way to clean your anti-fog safety glasses and keep them working better for longer!
Finally there's safety glasses designed specifically for the NZ engineer - you've never experienced comfort and fit like these...
'Ahhhh my eyes!!!' - not something you want to hear coming out of your mouth or anyone else's in the workshop!
The answer to avoiding welding arc flash is to protect your eyes - but are safety glasses enough?
CASE STUDY - Mouats Engineering, Mt Maunganui
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Selecting the right hand protection can be confusing. Sizing, standards compliance, types, materials - there's a lot to take in. Find info to help you make the right decisions on protecting your hands from various metal workshop hazards below...
Having the right cut-resistant gloves can make a big difference when it comes to keeping workers safe and productivity high.
CASE STUDY - Abcast Foundry, Feilding
Kevlar is the perfect solution for the engineering workshop. Find out why here...
CASE STUDY - Winton Engineering, Southland
Linings, coatings, cut-resistant levels, comfort, durability, tests and standards - there's a lot to take in when choosing a glove!
Here's 5 of the best excuses for not wearing safety gloves...
The truth is, it's probably NOT the gloves, but a range of other factors causing your skin irritation
Not wearing gloves because you need: Better feel? Better grip? Better comfort and fit? We've been listening
'AS/NZS 2161:2005 certified' - looks good, but what does it mean?
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Hearing protection is a serious matter - once it's gone, it's gone! The good news is, keeping everyone safe from excessive noise in the workshop doesn't need to be complicated. Here's some helpful info...
Find out how to select, and correctly fit the right earmuffs for your workshop situation.
Here's a quick guide to fitting and checking your earplugs.
Here's your so quick, so easy guide to workplace hearing protection...
So when is hearing protection necessary, and what else can be done to manage noise in the workshop?
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With so much information on welding safety, we've given this a page of it's own. Click here to view all our info on welding health and safety.
Explore all Welding Health & Safety info and case studies here
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Find information on general workplace health and safety here.
What happens when you provide all the equipment but a worker refuses to wear it?
The dangers of pickling paste and high importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) are often overlooked...
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