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Our blog posts are published regularly and guide you through relevant Health and Safety and Fire and Emergency issues, developments and observations by our team of specialists. We share real experiences and help you improve the culture and attitudes within your own organisation.

Interview with Craig about SafePlus

All About People’s Craig Macdonald has recently been qualified as a SafePlus Accredited Assessor and will be working with New Zealand businesses to identify areas where Health and Safety is being done well, and areas where it can be improved. Here, we...

Paying attention to the details

Paying attention to all the details can be the difference between a job well done and a life changed by an avoidable injury. A friend of mine recently needed some work done at his place. A tree needed to be removed as it was getting just a little too big...

Imagine…

John Lennon’s famous song of 1971, came from a dream of his for world peace during the height of the Vietnam War. Hearing it recently I thought about the ideology of every organisation being a workplace where people’s lives and safety are respected....

All About People and why I choose people who care

Two years ago I was asked to join the All About People team. I was pretty familiar with this business which has been providing expertise in the Health and Safety industry for 15 years. My work history is made up of companies who made a difference in customer...

Choosing the right cloud based system for your Health and Safety

Choosing the best can be daunting, but getting right it will free up your time and energy to focus on your business and not be buried in your business by a cumbersome paper based system. Health and Safety is a key area where you can benefit from having your...

Getting up to speed with Health and Safety – What I’m reading

As a middle-aged (in denial) Kiwi bloke who is new to the legislative side of Health and Safety in New Zealand, I had some very basic questions around ‘what’s the big deal?’ and needed to understand why New Zealand’s Health and Safety system was overhauled in 2015. I...

A Wellbeing attitude can improve your workday

Health and Wellbeing is terminology that has been around for a few years now and if we think about it properly, we realise it’s not just for the ‘holistic’ practitioners amongst us. Additionally, it is not separate to a good Health and Safety culture but rather, an...

Principle 2 – Due Diligence in Health and Safety

Principle 2: Due Diligence Like any other Director or Officer of a ‘PCBU’, myself and my fellow Director need to know where we are at with Health and Safety in our business and manage our Due Diligence well. This includes ensuring we understand and manage our key...

Cyclone Debbie: The Importance of Emergency Planning

Planning for Reasonably Foreseeable Emergencies Prior to starting work with All About People in 2016, I had spent three years working in Australia.  Most of that time was at Hayman Island, one of the Whitsunday Islands recently devastated by Cyclone Debbie, as the...

Safe use of Company Vehicles

DOES THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT APPLY TO COMPANY VEHICLES? I’ve spent a bit of time on the road this year. A few weeks ago, I was driving home from Coromandel when I noticed several company vehicles including an SUV signwritten quite prominently with the logos...

If it’s flooded, forget it

If it's flooded, forget it New Zealand has a varied climate and weather conditions throughout the year and even within a day. Although landscape is stunning New Zealand is prone to many natural events including lots of rain. How else does this country stay so green?...

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