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Attic ladder is the quick and best solution to accessing that extra space between your roof and ceiling. Find out all you need to know with our Frequent Asked Questions on attic ladders. Read More

Preventing falls from roofs as much as possible is a priority of WorkSafe New Zealand. More than 50% of roof falls are from less than three metres, but the result is often serious injury and worse. Read More

Worksafe is urging companies to make sure their safety equipment especially handrail systems meet safety criteria and inspection. Easy Rail is made in New Zealand and is compliant to AS/NZS4994: 2009. Read More

Working on a stepladder might seem easy but there are common hazards that can be avoided if you know what to look for. Check out the Do's and Don'ts when using a stepladder. Read More

Working on varying heights means that safety is the paramount concern. Falls from heights account for fatal and serious injuries across the globe. Read More

Determining whether a structure is a building or a boat is an important consideration for building work under the Building Act. Read More

Workplace safety is of the utmost importance in today’s world. Workplace injuries and accidents are caused because of poor ergonomics, non-availability of the right safety equipment, poor site terrain and so on. One of the primary causes of injuries in the workplace is falling from heights. Read More

Scaffolds are a common sight during any construction, painting or building renovation/cleaning activities. They allow workers to reach inaccessible heights and locations, store tools and equipment and provide safety features to workers working at height or in potentially dangerous locations. Scaffolds can be equipped with additional features and safety requirements as per the job and local regulations. Read More

The best building industry roadshow in New Zealand is back, and it’s the best thing that can happen to Licensed Building Practitioners! Read More

The annual roadshow features Building Hub has organised fifty-six seminars spread out across different locations in NZ including Martinborough, Dannevirke, Hastings, Tauranga, Whitianga, several venues in Auckland and many others. These seminars are part of the annual roadshow designed to update builders with the most relevant and the latest information they need to run a building business in NZ. With the objective of inspiring and supporting building practitioners in NZ, Building Hub works to promote the growth and success of the building industry. The primary focus is on providing assistance to builders towards maintenance of the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) status through advice, on the job training and seminars that update them on the latest regulations on building contracts, health and safety requirements, general business aspects. Easy Access on the job training and other offers! The 2018 roadshow will include “how to” videos that demonstrate current building products and includes a presentation from Easy Access on safe and compliant assembly and use of scaffolds and edge protection. Easy Access is bringing a bouquet of interesting offers to Building Hub members attending the seminar with: Building Hub Training Module On the job on-site training at your job location by Easy Access height access specialists completely free and at a time convenient to you! Free site visit to evaluate your height access needs 25% Discount on Easy Access Mini Mobile Towers, H Frames and Edge Protection for Building Hub Roadshow attendees who book training or a site visit within 7 days of receiving the email on this discount offer. Maintain your LBP status The Easy Access training by height access experts counts towards the two examples of On-the-job training required for LBPs to undertake every 2 years in order to maintain your LBP status. Two examples are required to be shown where each one could be a project that demonstrates a new skill learnt on the job relevant to license class. These can include using a new product or material that has not been used earlier, design of installation of new cladding, how you completed a process in complicated situations of a terrain, elevation or wind zone. Other important aspects covered in these seminars include a recap of building industry relevant law changes in 2017 as well as the upcoming changes in 2018. Mandatory health monitoring with nurses available to perform the tests is another important feature of the annual roadshow. Health monitoring is promoted by Worksafe to check if the health of building industry workers is affected from exposure to hazardous substances at the site. Read More