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Protocols for working at COVID-19 alert levels

Posted on Friday 17 April, 2020

Yesterday, we advised members that the COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations had been published by Construction Health & Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ). Overnight, CHASNZ has published the underpinning Protocols for working at COVID-19 alert levels.

There are two Protocols:

Construction Protocols: Applicable...

Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Thursday 16 April, 2020

Due to Easter, we have only had two working-days since the last NZIOB Dispatch, though in that time the focus of both government and industry has been firmly on when and how New Zealand moves from Alert Level 4 to...

COVID-19 Standard for Construction Operations

Posted on Thursday 16 April, 2020

Construction Health & Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) has been tasked by the Construction Sector Accord with developing safe work processes for all who work in and around the construction sector, while New Zealand is operating under COVID-19 alert levels.
 
Businesses must,...

NZIOB COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Thursday 16 April, 2020

The NZIOB’s COVID-19 themed webinars on Contracts and Wellbeing have proven very popular, with in excess of 600 people registering for the two events held so far. The second webinars for both series are scheduled for next week.
Wellbeing Webinar: Identifying signs...

Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

This week may be short, though the list of work the government and construction industry have been collaborating on is long.

While New Zealand is observing COVID-19 alert levels, the NZIOB will be sharing with members the joint New Zealand Construction Industry Council (NZCIC)...

COVID-19 Response Plan for the Construction Sector

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

The Construction Sector Accord’s Steering Group has been tasked with developing a strong connection between industry and government throughout the full lifecycle of COVID-19. Initially set-up in April 2019 to transform the construction industry, the Accord’s Steering Group (made up of...

Government Contract Guidance to support industry

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

An early demonstration that government is committed to the Industry Response Plan announced on Monday (see previous story) was Wednesday’s publication by MBIE’s Chief Executive of guidelines to government agencies engaged in construction projects, whether they be vertical or horizontal in nature....

NZIOB COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

Following the government’s announcement of COVID-19 alert levels, the NZIOB saw a need for our membership, and the wider construction industry, to be provided with accurate information and guidance on critical issues that construction practitioners and companies are facing right...

Important resources in brief

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance on MBIE’s Building Performance website
The NZIOB has fielded several queries from members in relation to what building work constitutes essential services. Construction practitioners should use the following questions to reach a pragmatic decision on...

Government fast-tracking infrastructure projects

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

The construction industry is fortunate to have an accord in place, being the Construction Sector Accord. Through that entity, the industry is getting clear signals from the Government, that it understands fully the importance of construction to New Zealand, and...