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Ways Health and Safety Can Lead to Profitable Businesses

October 18, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

There are more than a few big misconceptions when it comes to health and safety at work. One of the biggest is that health and safety only impacts a business’s profitability when it goes wrong. Many businesses treat health and safety as a way to avoid the financial losses that come with claims. It’s seen as a way of protecting what they already have. Beyond avoiding claims and costly financial penalties, is there more to gain from nailing health and safety? It’s time to explore the connection between a profitable business and health and safety.

10 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Support Workplace Wellbeing

October 16, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

New Zealand’s annual Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 September. This year’s theme “Five Ways, Five Days” highlights how everybody can make simple day-to-day life adjustments to enjoy improved mental health. Because most of us spend the majority of our time at work, good mental health tends to hinge on the support we receive in the workplace. Rather than sporadically implementing mental health initiatives, business owners should aim for a holistic workplace well-being culture that offers everybody a safety net.

New Zealand’s Deadly Workplaces: A Health & Safety Call to Action

October 11, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

One of New Zealand’s most tragic workplace accidents took place at the Pike River Mine in 2010 when an explosion engulfed a mine shaft and took the lives of 29 workers. The Pike River disaster remains the deadliest mining accident in New Zealand’s history. The blast sent shockwaves through the country, leading to a national interrogation of health and safety standards in New Zealand.

Who’s Caring for the Carers? Healthcare’s Frontline Mental Health Problem

October 3, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

The pandemic underlined just how tough life on healthcare’s frontlines can be. Doctors and nurses worked around the clock in the most troubling conditions, selflessly putting themselves in harm’s way for the good of everybody else.

The Antidote to Remote: How to Avoid Hybrid Work Burnout

September 25, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Hybrid work is the new norm, and it’s clearly here to stay. While working from home offers many perks, such as increased flexibility and reduced commuting time, it can also give rise to some pretty hairy and scary challenges, including an increased risk of burnout

NZ Government Lifts Last COVID Restrictions

August 17, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

The New Zealand Government announced the lifting of the last COVID-19 restrictions as of the midnight on the 14 August. This means rules previously mandated by law have now been scrapped, including isolation periods and wearing a mask when visiting a healthcare or aged care facility.

Do you have a Health & Safety Checklist?

March 1, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

No matter how big or small your business is, ensuring the collective health and safety of your staff is crucial. Workplace injuries can lead to increasing costs, loss of revenue, and impact your personnel. Practising workplace health & safety (HSW) guidelines is a sensible way to boost employee morale and protect your business. Maintaining safe standards and implementing protocols go a long way in improving your business and affecting your employee productivity.

What is a state of emergency and what does it mean?

February 14, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

A National State of Emergency has been declared in New Zealand. The Minister for Emergency Management declared a State of Emergency to assist in response to Cyclone Gabrielle.

How to Manage Mental Health in Your Workplace

October 4, 2022 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Nearly one in four New Zealanders have experienced poor mental wellbeing. World Health Organization (WHO) determines the scale of mental wellbeing based on multiple factors.

Why should small business owners invest in mental health?

September 26, 2022 | Author: Adam Wyatt

It is hard running a business. Managing employees, recruitment, onboarding, ensuring compliance, and health and safety are some of the challenges for small business owners. And this was before you consider one of the greatest sociocultural disruptions to the workplace and the workforce.

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