Yesterday the NZ Government announced the guidelines for working at Alert Level 3. The biggest change for us in the residential construction industry is that work will no longer be limited to essential but will also include work that can be done safely.
We will know more about the dates on Monday following the Government’s next press release, but the very earliest we could be back to work is Thursday 23rd April. This is great news for most of us, however, there are a new set of requirements which must be met in order to carry out work safely. These guidelines came through over night and we have summarised this for you below. Early next week we will share more details on how your HazardCo system will support this for you.
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Although this information may seem overwhelming, rest assured that as a HazardCo member, we are here to help.
Your HazardCo membership already includes a great amount of value which can help you to work safely in a COVID-19 world. We’ve already made changes to our mobile App, your SSSP, your Policy and Procedures and we are creating a COVID Level 3 specific Task Analysis . But we’re not stopping there.
In order to meet all of the requirements listed above, we are working around the clock on new features, and products so you have everything you need, to help make going back to work as simple as possible.
We’ll be back in touch with you early next week with more detail on these changes and additions so when Alert Level 3 is announced, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about any of the information above, please give us a call on 0800 555 339 and our team will be more than happy to help you. As you would expect, we are currently dealing with a high demand of enquiries currently so there may be a small delay in our response.