Posts Tagged ‘Health and Safety’

The supermarket trolley spawns hundreds of childhood injuries

Monday, May 6th, 2024
supermarket trolley

A mother whose infant just missed serious injury in a supermarket trolley is warning other parents to be extra vigilant. She hadn’t realised there was a safety strap on the trolley so didn’t use it. Her infant was saved from falling out – in the nick of time – by a staff member. Many injuries Read more

Young rugby player’s father rails against ‘injustice’ of team injured playing on turf

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

A college rugby player’s father says the serious injuries his daughter and her teammates have suffered playing rugby on artificial turf are unacceptable. Anna Kerr a 13-year-old played for St Mary’s College Wellington second 15s but after Wednesday’s game, she said she would never play on an artifical field again. Wounds on her knees were Read more

Worksafe man with Catholic school link knows new law fears

Friday, April 8th, 2016

A Worksafe manager who is also on the board of trustees at a Wellington Catholic school says he understands concerns about a new health and safety law. Worksafe communications general manager John Tulloch said the new legislation reflected modern workplace conditions, the Southland Times reported. Mr Tulloch is on the board of trustees at St Read more

Concern over injury liability for school principals

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Secondary Principals’ Association president Sandy Pasley has expressed concern over potential liability for principals under a new health and safety law. Mrs Pasley, who heads Auckland’s Baradene College, said schools were screaming out for advice over the Health and Safety at Work Act, which comes into force next month. Principals could be fined up to Read more