F&ST has been working on updating gas detectors to comply with the recent changes to the workplace exposure standards (WES) released by WorkSafe NZ in December 2019 (edition 11).
Changes include the following:
- Hydrogen Sulphide
WES-TWA changed to 5 ppm
WES-STEL changed to 10 ppm
- Sulphur Dioxide
WES-STEL 0.25 ppm
Last month we trained an enthusiastic team of recruits to Silver Fern Farm’s Emergency Response Team. They will be an asset to their company. Check out our facebook page for more images and details.
Gas suit testing today. This one passed.
Ali, our North Island Manager with the beautiful Korowai presented by the Ahuriri Maori Wardens. They will add their beauty and dignity to the entrance to our Napier campus.
F&ST Timaru’s revamped climbing structure for practical height training is now in action – and it’s great. Trainers and trainees are loving the multiple options for realistic height scenarios. And the view from the top is amazing (if you have your harness on)!
Congratulations to the eight Oceana Gold Emergency Response Team members who completed the annual Sky Tower challenge in Auckland on Saturday. Andy Prescott was first in the masters category with an impressive time of 11:05. Two others came in 5th and 6th in their respective categories. F&ST was proud to sponsor them.
Our four breathing apparatus (BA) technicians were all re-certified following an intensive two day course run on out site by Kevin McCoomb from Scott Safety, Australia. They also completed cylinder valve servicing and testing. This training is required every three years to ensure the guys are up to date with aspects of maintaining and servicing BA sets and cylinders. We sell and service a number of sets. For details, check out our sales page.
The boys have been testing out a powered ascender – easy to operate and comes with a remote control. They loved it. See them in action on our Facebook page.
We’ve run our first course for unit standard 12310, Extinguish small fires on-board a vessel. A small group of Coast Guards and Commercial Fishers attended and taught us a lot!
We were approached by ISN to contribute an article interpreting the new HSWA regulations on emergency planning for businesses. You can read it by clicking here. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Industrial Safety News’ website and read the digital edition. We are in the May/June edition on page 5.
We all like to have a bit of a clean up before Christmas, but Nathan and Ian of FAST Access Solutions have just finished a daunting cleaning job: cleaning the rust marks of the huge Holcim cement dome at PrimePort Timaru. Their rope skills are seriously classy, and the finished dome shows they’re pretty good at cleaning too.