ELECTRICITY

Health & Safety Paramount At Good Electrical

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 12:25PM
By Beckie Wright
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Good Electrical is part of the Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand, and as part of this association they were required to undergo a vigorous safety audit. This means they now have a WHSMS- Workplace Health & Safety Management System in place which complies with the new WHS legislation which came into force on the 4th of April 2016.

The Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand (ECANZ) is the only specialist trade association representing electrical contractors in New Zealand, providing services, information and support to all their members. ECANZ has a membership of 1,450 electrical contracting businesses. ECANZ has ten branches in a nationwide network of electrical businesses operating under the MASTERelectricians brand. MASTERelectrician Contractors are the professionals of the electrical trade and with ECANZ's organisational strength behind them, specifying a MASTERelectrician Contractor is people’s safeguard against sub-standard workmanship, requiring their members to undergo a safety audit to comply with Workplace Health & Safety’s new laws.

New WHS legislation came into force on 4 April 2016 and the introduction of the HSW Act is the final major piece of the WHS reform that started in 2013.The Health & Safety At Work Act (HSWA) is an opportunity for employers to review their health and safety practices and behaviours, and revise how they manage critical risks that could cause illness, injury or even death. Not only is this the right thing to do, it's now the law.

WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) is the work health and safety regulator, whose functions include monitoring and enforcing compliance with work health and safety legislation, providing guidance, advice and information on work health and safety, fostering a co-operative and consultative relationship between the people who have health and safety duties and the persons to whom they owe those duties and their representatives and collecting, analysing and publishing statistics and other information relating to work health and safety.

As an ECANZ member, Good Electrical not only have a comprehensive WHSMS in place for the safety of their staff and customers but that, as an ECANZ member, their work is covered by a workmanship guarantee (please see http://www.aucklandelectrician.co.nz/workmanship-gurantee/)

People can feel totally confident in employing the services of Good Electrical, so for further information they should visit the website at http://www.aucklandelectrician.co.nz .