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  • Compliance
    5 November 2020

    Changes to G13/AS3

    Overview As part of the November 2020 NZ Building Code update, changes have been made to G13/AS3 to reduce the likelihood of drain blockages and support the use of water efficient...

    Tags: Building Code   G13  
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  • Compliance
    28 May 2020

    Greater protection for subcontractors' retention payments welcome

    Master Plumbers welcomes greater protection for subcontractors in the event of a construction company’s insolvency under newly announced changes for the Construction Contracts Act (CCA).

    Tags: compliance   retentions   CCA  
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  • Compliance
    26 September 2018

    LPG compliance in non-workplaces

    Changes were introduced to compliance requirements for more than 100kg of LPG at non-workplaces on 1 December 2017. These requirements remain under the EPA and didn't transfer to WorkSafe.

    Tags: gas   LPG  
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  • Compliance
    24 April 2018

    Working with or near asbestos

    A new WorkSafe guide for plumbers who work for themselves or have other people (including apprentices) working for them. Read it HERE

    Tags: asbestos  
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  • Compliance
    23 April 2018

    Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes

    Master Plumbers wants portable gas heaters banned from all residential properties in New Zealand, because of the serious risks they pose to your health and safety.

    Tags: heating  
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  • Compliance
    1 March 2018

    Status of wiring rules

    Standards Australia has announced that a new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (the ‘wiring rules’) is expected to be published in March.

    Tags: electricity  
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  • Drainlaying
    15 June 2017

    Changes to Watercare compliance and connections in Auckland

    There are changes for anyone working on or connecting to Auckland's public water and wastewater infrastructure.

    Tags: drain laying   wastewater  
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  • Roofing
    21 December 2016

    Scaffolding in New Zealand

    WorkSafe has just released good practice guidelines on the safe design, use and maintenance of scaffolding.

    Tags: health & safety  
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