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Update – Building controls No. 176 and 177: guidance on product substitution, safety and suitability of external cladding

B.C.Update 176: Further Guidance Relating to Building Product Substitution Work by MBIE to assist BCAs concerned about inferior building products has highlighted ongoing issues relating to product substitution. In some cases, products substituted after building consent has been granted have been unauthorised, have no evidence of compliance with the relevant Building Code requirements, and invalidate…

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NZ engineer recognised for excellence in civil engineering

Tony Fairclough has been recognized by Worldwide Branding for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in civil engineering. Now the geotechnical engineer of HERA member Tonkin & Taylor, Mr. Fairclough contributes to the company’s longstanding commitment to providing specialty services throughout New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific Region. In his role, he offers technical support…

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Aurecon launches new safety app for pressure equipment

HERA member Aurecon launches HazAPP, enabling rapid hazard assessments of pressure equipment in accordance with Australian and New Zealand safety regulations.   The very nature of pressure equipment and the potential stored energy in an operating vessel or piping system can be a major safety hazard to workers and nearby communities if not properly installed…

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Notice – Witnessing welding qualification test

In order to ensure welding qualification tests are carried out correctly, personnel are appointed to witness welder/welding operator and/or welding procedure specification (WPS) qualification tests being performed. These tests involve welding and subsequent mechanical testing , and the personnel appointed need to be competent for the tasks they are expected to perform. A typical term…

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Notice – Influence of durable marking methods on the fatigue strength of steel compontents

According to EN 1090-2, steel components have to be identifiable and traceable throughout the whole production chain. The choice of identification method is not specified consistently in international rules and standards. In terms of durability and liability, markings should be resistant to particular fabrication processes such as sandblasting, hot-dip galvanizing or coating. The methods are…

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Call for interest – HSR transition training

Following an introductory email members will have received from WorkSafe New Zealand regarding the Government-funded Health and Safety Representative (HSR) transition training programme, WorkSafe is now introducing Safety ‘n Action. Safety ‘n Action is developing the HSR transition training course in partnership with WorkSafe New Zealand. This free training is available for HSRs within our…

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Resource – HERA published in Institution of Civil Engineers flagship journal

As a past reviewer, Dr Stephen Hicks was invited to author a paper for the flagship journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering. Following its recent publication, details of the paper are given below.   Eurocodes – Overcoming the Barriers to Global Adoption, by Dr Stephen Hicks In 2010 the Eurocodes replaced the equivalent…

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Notice – Managing the risk of welding related fire and explosions and the role of the welding supervisor

The risk of fire and explosion is ever present with welding and thermal cutting and the fatal accident at an Auckland tank farm is a timely reminder of this. It is no coincidence that most welding equipment and welding consumables come with warnings either in the user instructions or on the packaging. Nor is it…

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Notice – Amendment to code of practice for above ground stationary tanks with integral secondary containment

Worksafe New Zealand is consulting on a proposed amendment to the Code of Practice HSNOCOP 24 Above Ground Stationary Tanks with Integral Secondary Containment. The Code applies to the design and installation of above ground stationary tanks with integral secondary containment. It provides a means of compliance with the requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 9…