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Updates from Master Plumbers and the wider industry.


  • 15th of August 2017

    Investing in the future of the plumbing industry

    Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ support one of our members calling for greater government funding for apprenticeships.

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    15th of June 2017

    Changes to Watercare compliance and connections in Auckland

    Changes are coming for anyone working on or connecting to Auckland's public water and wastewater infrastructure. PLEASE READ THE LATEST UPDATE HERE

    Tags: drain laying   wastewater  
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  • 12th of May 2017

    Use your mouth—a great bit of safety gear

    Having a health and safety conversation with your workmates, your boss or your workers is the first action to take to help ensure everyone goes home healthy and safe, says WorkSafe.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drain laying   health & safety  
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  • Plumbing
    21st of December 2016

    Scaffolding in New Zealand

    WorkSafe has just released good practice guidelines on the safe design, use and maintenance of scaffolding. They set out WorkSafe's expectations on how to comply with health and safety legislation.

    Tags: health & safety  
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  • Plumbing
    21st of December 2016

    Asbestos awareness - pressed metal tiles

    AHI Roofing has released an Industry Alert with regard to certain pressed metal roof tiles made before the early 1980s that contain asbestos.

    Tags: asbestos  
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  • 3rd of November 2016

    New asbestos code of practice

    WorkSafe have released an Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos. 

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  • 30th of September 2016

    Are you meeting your health monitoring requirements?

    As a PCBU, you have legal requirements to protect the health of your workers by identifying hazards and managing the associated risks.

    Tags: health & safety  
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  • 2nd of August 2016

    Excavation safety guidance

    Check out the new good practice guidance from WorkSafe on managing health and safety risks associated with excavation work.

    Tags: drain laying   plumbing   health & safety  
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