Over recent years, there have been considerable efforts to reduce injuries from working at heights, firstly with the publication of Best Practice Guidelines in 2012 and late last year, a review by MBIE on how best to implement the HSW Act and improve regulation of this high-risk work.
This presentation will discuss ways in which building designers, construction companies and other trades who must work at height can best eliminate or reduce these risks and also how engineered solutions such as fall arrest systems are best designed, installed and used to prevent workers from harm.
presented by Rob Holland BE MEngSt(Fire) CPEng CMEngNZ
Rob is a Consulting Mechanical and Fire Engineer and committee member of the NZ Society for Safety Engineering. During his 17 year career as a professional engineer he has worked in various fields with a safety focus including the design, inspection and certification of height safety systems, inspection of amusement devices and fire risk and safety assessments. In his free time, Rob has had a long-standing passion for amateur theatre and he has given several free presentations and advised community groups on how they can best meet their obligations under the HSW Act. Rob has recently joined the NZSSE committee to help raise awareness of the importance of considering safety in the design process, with a focus on height safety.