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Gearing Up for Summer: Induction plans and annual reviews

Summer’s not far away. Preparing your induction process now is a great way to ensure your health and safety is up to date and you are ready to hit the ground running!

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Risk disclosure statements

Risk disclosure statements; a small chore that can save a lot of headaches! Why your tourism business should have one. A primary focus of the Whakaari investigation was whether guests were fully aware of the potential risks in undertaking the activity. Five tourism operators have accepted the charge while two others are currently contesting this […]

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Crossing the t’s

What certifications are tourism businesses required to have in place to operate in New Zealand? Tourism operators play a crucial role in ensuring a positive and safe experience for visitors from around the world. As a Business Advisor I am not infrequently surprised to find some operators unaware of the necessary regulatory requirements. This article […]

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Reducing on-road risk through good planing

Good trip planning reduces stress and risk; here’s some helpful tips. Effective planning plays a critical role in promoting driver safety and preventing undue time pressure. To ensure your drivers are not burdened with unrealistic deadlines, it is essential to establish a planning system that allows for reasonable time frames. Here are some key considerations: […]

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Learning from tragedy

How can tourism operators instil a safe driving culture? The tragic incidents that occurred in the Hunter Valley over the weekend serve as a sombre reminder of the catastrophic consequences that can result from simple mistakes. Ten families are now grieving the loss of their loved ones, and an entire community is in a state […]

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Can Chat GPT write my safety plan?

Chat GPT is a powerful tool, but can it write my Safety Plan? We explore some of the risks and uses.

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Demystifying Health And Safety

I recently undertook a poll on a small business page. Of the 126 respondents, 70% stated they had no idea what a PCBU is. While I was surprised it was 70%, I can’t say I was shocked. NZ consistently rates as one of the easiest countries in the world to set up a new business. […]

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Safety Management Plan Template

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What is a SMS?

Here’s a very helpful and insightful introduction from Civil Aviation. You don’t need to be an aviation operator to use this document.