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Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Business
Tuesday February 13 2018

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

It is public knowledge in NZ that Fletcher Construction has taken a large profit write down on two significant projects in Auckland and Christchurch to the...

Health and Safety Penalties for Workplace Injuries: UK vs Australia
Safety
Wednesday November 16 2016

Health and Safety Penalties for Workplace Injuries: UK vs Australia

When a worker was killed on a building site in the UK, the company was fined £2.6 million early this year under tough new UK laws,...

7 Tips to Keep Your Worksite Safe This Summer
Safety
Thursday January 7 2016

7 Tips to Keep Your Worksite Safe This Summer

As summer quickly approaches, and with some hot spells already being experienced across the country, it’s important to ensure you are taking steps to keep your...

Should it Take a Tragedy to Put Safety in the Spotlight?
Safety
Monday January 4 2016

Should it Take a Tragedy to Put Safety in the Spotlight?

A tragic workplace incident in Perth serves as an important reminder to the entire construction industry of its obligations and requirements in relation to safety.

Resilience: It’s not Just About Physical Strength
Urban Planning
Thursday June 25 2015

Resilience: It’s not Just About Physical Strength

On a regular basis I’m being told by my six-year-old son’s school that he needs to work on his ‘resilience’ – be less prone to meltdowns...

The Case for Robust and Consistent Product Conformance
Business
Monday May 18 2015

The Case for Robust and Consistent Product Conformance

The Australian building industry is one of the most regulated and controlled building sectors in the world, and with good reason.

How Public Space GEEPs Save Lives
Strata
Friday April 24 2015

How Public Space GEEPs Save Lives

Group Emergency Evacuation Plans, or GEEPs, are critical documents needed for public buildings with visitors unfamiliar with evacuation arrangements. An effective GEEP reduces risk and...

The Reality of Dangers in the Construction Industry
Safety
Friday April 24 2015

The Reality of Dangers in the Construction Industry

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy, 2012-2022 identified the construction industry as a priority industry for work health and safety.

Don’t Slip Up When it Comes to Safe Design
Business
Tuesday March 24 2015

Don’t Slip Up When it Comes to Safe Design

Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the UK’s most popular dance theatres.