Preventing falls from heights (August 2013)

August 2013: More than 350 people in the construction industry attended a trade breakfast hosted by MBIE’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme team

Introduction

Programme Director Kathryn Heiler says the session was held in response to a strong demand.

“Our inspectors were telling us that many people in the construction industry wanted more information about how to work safely on residential roofs,” Ms Heiler says.

“They also wanted more information on our approach to inspecting and enforcing work at height.”

Update on MBIE, WorkSafe and changes to the inspectorate

Alan Cooper – Chief Advisor, Better Regulation, WorkSafe

Update on Preventing Falls from Height campaign

Marcus Nalter – (former) Team Leader, National Programmes, MBIE

An approach to health and safety

Rob Sloan – General Manager, Canterbury, Jennian Homes