Image by Asbestos Assessors NZ (AANZ) | www.asbestosassesors.co.nz Asbestos management has become an ongoing problem in New Zealand and without the information and support we can offer, it may become a crisis. Asbestos Assessors New Zealand (AANZ) was established to aid in the identification of asbestos via assessm

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Playing It Safe

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  • March 13, 2016
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Is the latch on the gate to your swimming pool working properly? Are there any parts of the fence small children might crawl under? Checking these and other aspects of a pool is one of the things New Zealanders can do to help children stay safe around pools. Dr Felicity Dumble, chair of the Health Quality and Safety C

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Protecting Your Pool

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  • March 13, 2016
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Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn’t have to be as time consuming and troublesome as you might think. All pools are different and so are their maintenance needs. But they do all share one common trait - the secret to pristine pool health is regular, routine care. Even if you use a service company to take care

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Where Do We Park the Ambulance?

For some the parking space for the ambulance is at the bottom of the cliff. Well it’s much better to have a fence at the top of the cliff. Ponder that. In the media recently there has been plenty of noise about the costs associated with preventing falls from height. There were accusations of these controls costing

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Home Design for Easy Breathing

Asthma New Zealand’s Breathe Easy programme recognises products, such as Autex Industries’ GreenStuf insulation, that are beneficial for people with asthma. All Breathe Easy approved products have been developed by reputable companies who are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of their customers. As

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Safety Tips When You Go on Holidays

Before you head out the door for that great summer getaway, take a little time to ensure you’ve done what you can to protect your home while you’re away. Tidy up around the house Ensure anything that could help thieves break into your house are all safely stored in the garage, such as ladders, axes, hammers and s

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By Philip O’Sullivan Improving insulation in older homes has been a Government priority for some time and more recently a poorly insulated home has been associated with a death of a child. There are always demands for immediate answers in such situations and top of this list is insulation; as though this alone creat

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Think Like a Thief

Put yourself in a burglar’s shoes. If you ‘think like a thief’ you will be able to identify signs of security weaknesses in your home. Lock your doors and windows Record the serial numbers of expensive electronic items and photograph these and other valuables Keep valuables out of sight i.e. jewellery, came

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Time to Get an Expert?

Often defects in buildings are minor and your local builder can fix them in a few days with a minimum of trouble. But in some cases things are not that easy. Imagine you find water staining your carpet under the lounge window. No one left the window open, so it can’t be that. And what is that cracking throughout th

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Breathing Easy This Winter

Asthma New Zealand’s Breathe Easy programme recognises products, such as Autex Industries’ GreenStuf insulation, that are beneficial for people with asthma. All Breathe Easy approved products have been developed by reputable companies who are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of their customers. Asth

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