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READIER THAN READY FOR THE NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW

Mon, March 21, 2016

It will be more important than ever for businesses to make sure that employees and contractors know how to work safely once stronger health and safety regulations come into force on 4 April.

Amongst other things, the law will place greater onus on ‘PCBUs’ (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) to keep employees and others safe in relation to the work being done. In the case of security services, both Armourguard and our customers are PCBUs.

We believe that, as a security services provider, we provide an important interface between our customers, their customers and employees, and our own employees.

Even though the law does not classify security services as being of high risk, our frontline people perform important roles in what can quickly escalate into challenging situations. That’s why we have gone to great lengths to ensure that we and our people are well and truly ready for the new law.

This is so much so that we have received feedback that our health and safety systems are leading the field in New Zealand’s security industry. Furthermore, we are also ACC accredited, as well as Prequal and Site Safe accredited – with scores of 87% and 86%   respectively.

Even though a score of 75% is considered excellent, we are looking  at ways to further strengthen what are already outstanding health and safety practices

Anthony Wildish – (Senior Supervisor EHS and Compliance,  Armourguard Security)