Don't get in a spin...

Don't get in a spin...

Posted by admin at 4:04 AM on Feb 4, 2016

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Don’t get in a spin about the new workplace Health and Safety laws, we’ve got it all covered. This new H&S legislation becomes law in April so you need to get up to speed with the changes.

UNDER THE NEW LAWS “SHE’ll BE RIGHT” WON’T CUT IT.

In 2014 a Kiwi business was prosecuted when one of its vehicles didn’t have a fully functioning handbrake which caused death. It received a $139,040 penalty. In 2015 a company was prosecuted for having inadequate reversing systems causing severe injury. It received a $65,500 penalty. With the impending new legislation these penalties will increase, with a six fold rise in the maximum penalty for businesses.

HOW WILL THE REFORM IMPACT BUSINESSES THAT LEASE OR OWN VEHICLES?
Read WorkSafe’s guidance material, ensure your vehicles have been legally tested and you will have taken some important first steps. WorkSafe expects continuous improvement in terms of businesses’ commitment to health & safety.

HOW CAN YOOGO HELP?

YOOGO will ensure cars in your fleet are graded on excessive speeding, braking, impacts, swerving and cornering and jarring (going over the railway lines or judder bars to fast). Your fleet will be ranked against other company drivers across NZ. Recurrent issues will result in YOOGO suggesting a defensive driving course.