Site Safe

LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING COURSE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The future of training is here says Site Safe New Zealand following the launch of the first virtual reality (VR) health and safety training courses for New Zealand’s construction industry. From August 15, 2023, learners in Auckland can book VR formats of the Foundation Passport Building ConstructionContinue reading “Site Safe”

Step up in comfort

WITH CUSHIONCORE 3.0 QUAD-MAX FOOTBED John Bull has been making work and safety footwear for New Zealand since 1934 — enabling hardworking New Zealanders to get the job done in the rugged and unique local environment they call home. “Stepping up the comfort game, John Bull has applied the revolutionary CushionCore comfort to our belovedContinue reading “Step up in comfort”

The smarter, better way…

HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES KEY TO WINNING CONTRACTS AS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SHOWS IMPROVEMENT With continued challenges in the construction sector, smart companies are using quality data to help reduce deaths and injuries – and to win business. As competition for big contracts continues, showcasing proven health and safety practices are becoming increasingly key when competingContinue reading “The smarter, better way…”


Victoria Lane Apartments have been designed to withstand a 1-in-1000-year earthquake – 10-fold more than conventionally-built high-rise buildings. Construction is nearing completion on Willis Bond’s $140 million Victoria Lane Apartments, the first base-isolated apartment building to be constructed in Wellington, with residents expecting to start moving in in March. Victoria Lane Apartments was one ofContinue reading “GOLD STANDARD SEISMIC RESILIENCE…”


Safety portal advances remote worker safety Guardian Angel Safety, a provider of lone and remote work solutions in Australasia, has launched the Guardian Angel Portal which the company says will to enable organisations to be more responsive to the changing safety needs of mobile workers working alone or remotely. The new portal allows customers toContinue reading “NEXT LEVEL…”


Time is of the absolute essence when dealing with a fire or smoke event, and the launch of PDL by Schneider Electric’s Wiser Lithium Battery Smart Smoke Alarm in November means added peace of mind with the extra protection layer of push notifications. Sent upon the detection of smoke from the Wiser by SE app,Continue reading “PUSH NOTIFICATIONS FOR SMOKE ALARM”


Site Safe and industry experts enhance Foundation Passport training Site Safe is committed to ensuring Kiwi workers return home to their whānau at the end of each day. The company creates and continues to develop training such as its Foundation Passport – building construction and civil training courses as part of its pledge to buildContinue reading “COURSE COLLABORATION…”


New training package targets $24 million cost of falls from heights A new state-of-the-art virtual reality training package aims to tackle New Zealand’s poor safety record for working at height. The package, launched by Christchurch-based immersive tech company Cortiical, has been developed in collaboration with education and subject matter experts and is the first of itsContinue reading “VIRTUAL SOLUTION…”


Winter and economic pressures a slippery slope for workers The coming winter, with its rains and current economic pressures, is a time of heightened danger for New Zealand construction workers who are still too ready to cut corners to save time but end up losing their lives instead. Jason Braithwaite, general manager of New ZealandContinue reading “CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONCERN”