Health & Safety

Specialist flooring essential in schools

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Few establishments would warrant the wide variety of flooring surfaces required by schools. From comfortably carpeted areas designed for relaxation to wet tiled areas surrounding swimming pools, schools need a particular surface for nearly every usage.

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Fume cupboards must be maintained to safety Standard

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The Building Act 2004 uses laboratory fume cupboards as an example of equipment, which must be included in the compliance schedule for building warrant of fitness. This means that the building owner is responsible to have scheduled items tested and certified annually. For fume cupboards the reference Standard for testing …

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In-school training provides vital first aid skills

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First aid training in schools is provided for two key reasons – firstly, to train teachers so the school meets the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s Health & Safety guidelines; secondly, to give students important life skills to take with them when they leave school and put into practice …

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More than an attack of the sneezes

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Runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing are all symptoms that signal the start of a common cold but, for 20 per cent of the population, including many school students, it will be the onset of allergic rhinitis.

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Resources teach students about their blood system

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New Zealanders who donate blood to the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) provide blood and blood products for more than 45,000 people in need of transfusions every year. However, those generous donors represent only four per cent of the population, and NZBS is keen to raise awareness of the service …

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