Controlling respirable silica dust in construction and manufacturing environments
Site Safety:COVID-19 Safety Plan
Under Alert Level 3 all businesses permitted to resume operations need to have a COVID-19 safety plan setting out how they’ll operate safely. Many industry groups are preparing guidance to assist businesses to organise this under COVID-19 restrictions - you can find these on the WorkSafe New Zealand website.
Ministry of Health - PPE requirements outlined
If you're undertaking essential services, the Ministry of Health has outlined information for health and non-health workers.
Worksafe - What's the approach for Level 4?
As the situation develops, Worksafe have put up some great FAQ's which they are updating regularly. Check them out here: https://worksafe.govt.nz/managing-health-and-safety/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/alert-level-4-whats-worksafes-approach/
Regular updates and information is available from https://www.sitesafe.org.nz/news--events/covid-19/.
And check out their 'Toolbox talk' and posters to download here: https://www.sitesafe.org.nz/news--events/covid-19/covid-19-toolbox-talk/
Mates in Construction COVID-19 Support
If you or a MATE is struggling, this is not the time to be doing it tough on your own! MATES is here to support everyone in our industry right across New Zealand, especially during these uncertain times. If you need some help for yourself or a MATE call 0800 111 315 or free text 5353 now. Click here for further information.
Catch up for a chat with The Smoko Room
The Smoko Room is open to everyone in the Construction Industry looking to get together with mates for a chat during the Covid-19 crisis. Join for support, information and kōrero during this uncertain time. Meetings are available daily 10:30am–11:30am, and it’s very easy to join. All you need to do is register and select a time. The group will be meeting online via Zoom. Register here: https://mates.net.nz/get-help/the-smoko-room/
This charitable trust has some great tools available to help dealing with COVID-19 and address ways to approach the topic within the construction industry.
Mental Health Guide
An informative guide for managers in the construction industry is available here.