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Notice – Executive member change

As previously announced the terms of HERA Executive members Mike Lehan, John Frear, Thomas Neitzert, Craig Stevenson, and Paul Bryant expire with the upcoming September AGM. Additionally member Peter Hutton handed in his resignation effective the September AGM, and therefore HERA has six vacancies on the HERA Executive. The nominations of HERA member representatives to…

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Resource – Welding and local exhaust ventilation

We’d like to draw your attention to the following guides and resources available to you which are relevant to welding and local exhaust ventilation.   Welding and local exhaust ventilation fact sheet Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is an engineering control commonly used to control the risks to workers’ health from welding fumes. When designed, used…

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Call for interest – Do you have a strong track record in marine related projects?

If so, we’d love a chance to chat – as we’d like to offer you free marketing assistance to help develop case studies that show these projects off! But why? Our market research has shown that there’s a strong future pipeline for our members in the marine sector and as a result we’ve been working hard…

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Radio NZ raise questions on structural bolts

As members may have heard from Radio New Zealand’s interview of Stewart Askey on 19 August 2016 -concerns have again been raised on the quality of steel imports. Whilst the interview was largely on steel products used in reinforced concrete construction, comments were made in the closing remarks about sub-standard structural bolts. The Kathryn Ryan-led interview outlined in a…

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Why a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude doesn’t work for Olympic athletes – or your business

If you’re like me – since the beginning of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio, you’ve been rushing home in the evenings to catch the highlights of the day’s events and see where New Zealand’s medal tally sits. The Olympics is an inspiring international sporting event hosting 207 nations in a celebration of sportsmanship and dedication,…

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Heat transfer – why optimisation is key to success!

The ultimate goal of any R&D project is to create something so successful and efficient that it blows its competition out of the water – and cost effectively of course! No one understands this more than our AGGAT team, who uses a pathway of optimisation as a means of achieving this for our members involved…

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Notice – AS/NZS ISO 3834: The allocation of quality management tasks

Last month’s HERA News provided an overview of the concept of the “welding co-ordination team” as applied in a quality management system that meets the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 3834 standard. The organisation of a fabricator’s welding co-ordination team is usually shown by an organogram; a chart showing the structure of the team and…

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Call for comment – Addressing skill issues in our industry

The concern of skills shortages is something worrying many businesses around the world, and for the New Zealand engineering sector it’s no different. We’re starting to see serious skills gaps in our workforce which could strongly affect our ability to deliver quality work for our future pipeline. To address those and other issues COMPETENZ has…