24 Aug 2021 - COVID 19 update
SPASA New Zealand has sought specific advice from MBIE in relation to our industry’s
continued operation as an essential service under Alert level 4 restrictions.
• It is up to businesses the determine if they are able to operate within the current
guidelines of Level 4 lockdown. See below links.
• Non-urgent work must wait - if your work does not meet the criteria or you’re unsure
if it does, you should defer the work to when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
• Our industry can continue to operate where there is an urgent requirement and/or a
health and safety risk/need.
• Whilst pool building/installation cannot continue under Alert level 4, related work
including sanitisation, chemical, maintenance, service and technician services can
continue where there is an urgent requirement and/or health and safety risk/need.
All businesses should have strict health and hygiene measures in place.
• General retail stores can operate online for the purpose of
delivering 'essential' consumer products only. They cannot allow customers onto their
premises. Customer interactions should be contactless, including for ordering,
payment and delivery. Customers must not collect goods from stores.
• Businesses or services necessary to maintain other Alert level 4 businesses or services
can operate, including those essential for people during Alert level 4 lockdown to
remain healthy and safe whilst isolating. This may include retirement villages,
hospitals, rest homes, aquatic facilities, body corporate pools etc.
There is no requirement to register with MBIE if undertaking essential work under Alert
level 4 restrictions.
Important - If visiting a premises to undertake essential work (servicing, maintenance,
technicians), please ensure staff carry an identity document that contains the following;
• Their name and who they represent.
• Confirmation that they are undertaking Alert level 4 business and services.
• The address of their organisation.
See link: HERE
From Tuesday 28 April 2020 New Zealand will be at Alert Level 3.
As part of the Sunbather re-entry, all staff agree to a adhering to the protocols linked below:
Guide to perfect PPE
This is a great guide for perfect PPE during Alert Level 3 produced by CHASNZ.
COVID-19 Safety Plan - To be completed before entering site
If you need a resources to prepare and complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan check out the one a Worksafe NZ
New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols Residential
This is the latest Construction Protocols for Residential prepared by SiteSafe, CHASNZ, Master Builders, and Civil Contractors NZ.
New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols
This is the latest Construction Protocols prepared by SiteSafe, CHASNZ, Master Builders, and Civil Contractors NZ.
By explains why it is so important to build mental health and suicide prevention support into site inductions, toolbox talks and briefings. He will take you through the resources that MATES has created for returning to work after lockdown. These include paper-based PowerPoint and video that can be plugged into any programme and also include posters and one page help guides that can be accessed via the website. B also talks about MATES coming back onto sites and also, if there is time some of the other work MATES will be undertaking such as our virtual Lunch Room.
This Webinar is a conversation between three senior construction professionals who have been part of the construction industry response to COVID-19. This is a good general information process.
CHASNZ is a key industry association and this video walks through the New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols.