COVID-19 can be severe, and has caused millions of deaths around the world as well as lasting health problems in some who have survived the illness.
The coronavirus can be spread from person to person through droplets and virus particles released into the air when an infected person breathes, talks, laughs, sings, coughs or sneezes. Larger droplets may fall to the ground in a few seconds, but tiny infectious particles can linger in the air and accumulate in indoor places, especially where many people are gathered and there is poor ventilation. This is why mask-wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing are essential to preventing COVID-19.
Advisers guiding you through the Covid-19 alert levels
The HASANZ Register is a platform which is free to use and will help you find reliable, quality, health and safety advice.
There are varied disciplines that together make up New Zealands health and safety workforce and to help guide you we’ve provided a summary of the areas covered by our professional member Associations.
Contact Tracing and Safety Plan
To stop any future spread of COVID-19, we need to trace the contacts of anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and break the chain of transmission. Contact tracing helps us do that.
Meet your contact tracing requirements
All people on-site should sign in using either the QR code or an alternative contact tracing system. This includes employees, customers and other visitors. Make sure it’s done every day, including weekends and after hours. People who sign in with the NZ COVID Tracer app don’t need to use an alternative system.
Display your QR code poster
All workplaces and businesses legally must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each location. This applies at all Alert Levels.
Your COVID-19 safety plan – what you need to think about
Under alert Level 3 all businesses that are permitted to resume operations need to have a COVID-19 safety plan that sets out how they’ll operate safely. To help meet the requirements for Level 3 work arrangements, WorkSafe New Zealand has developed a template to help workplaces consider the risks introduced by COVID-19 and how they can mitigate them.
The purpose of the plan is to ensure the health and safety of workers and others is not put at risk from changes that are made to work arrangements because of this pandemic. We know that for some workplaces, resumption of business in a way that minimises risk to workers is going to be hard to do and this template will support them through the process of considering risk, and controlling it.
HASANZ - COVID-19 Webinar Series
Global company L’Oréal on health and safety challenges and lessons from working in a Covid environment
Hear from the global company L’Oréal on health and safety challenges and lessons from working in a Covid environment.Play Video
Best Practice Thermal Management
A joint webinar with NZ Occupational Hygiene Society, NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA) and HASANZ. It covers effects of the thermal environment on people, risk assessments, case studies, effective monitoring and controls.Play Video
Mentally Healthy Work Programme
Dr John Fitzgerald, Lead – Mentally Healthy Work at WorkSafe NZ presented on new programme at WorkSafe NZ.Play Video
Fletcher Building - lessons from Covid-19 and the opportunities/challenges over the next 3-12 months
Hear about Fletcher Building's experience and learnings from Covid-19, and a look to future implications of the lockdown on overall business health & safety outcomes.Play Video
Chorus – its journey throughout COVID-19 and beyond
You will hear how Chorus managed staff, operations and service partners during the different Alert Levels. Also you will hear their plans for the futurePlay Video
Managing Covid-19 in the Workplace
Dr Michael Antoniadis provides a brief overview at the start of the webinar. Dr Antoniadis is a Specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and has a wealth of experience undertaking independent medical assessments, providing opinion on medical diagnosis, causation, injury management, treatment, rehabilitation, prognosis and fitness for work across small and large businesses in both government and the private sector.Play Video
Workplace Hygiene Management
HASANZ and the NZ Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS) jointly hosted this webinar. A number of areas were covered including ventilation, cleaning, controls, PPE and driving to work. The panel of Occupations Hygienists attending the webinar was Derek Miller, Carl Goodhue, Farai Chagonda and Bridgette Jennings.Play Video
Personal Leadership and Working Differently
Hear from Pam Mitchell and John Eatwell talking about "Working Differently and Personal Leadership". Under pressure we stop thinking strategically and start being tactical and responding ineffectively when issues are raised. What can we do to be the best people we can be for our businesses, families and for ourselves? John and Pam will take you through key elements of personal leadership in terms of physical and psychological tools that will assist you in meeting the current challenges.Play Video
Working productively from home
Presented by Marion Edwin, Rachel Lilley and Margaret van Schaik. They will outline ways for you and your staff to adjust your home working space so that you can avoid discomfort or injury while working from home.Play Video
Actively managing Covid-19 health risks at Fonterra
The NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA) and HASANZ are jointly hosting this webinar. You can hear from Clare Lynn and Terry Buckingham on how they have been actively managing the "managing the emerging COVID-19 health risks for Fonterra" in NZ and around the world.Play Video
ISO 45003-2021 (en) Free to read on-line
Operating safely - what you need to think about
Protect yourself and others - wear a face covering
Worksafe and Coronovirus
Ministry of Health - COVID-19
Ministry of Social Development
Travel within New ZealandNZ Covid Tracer App
Mentemia - Your positive partner to mental wellbeing
At alert level 1
Covid-19: Information for businesses
Workers working from home
Better Work NZ
ACC - Stretches for the office
Office Stretches Worksmart tips
Worksafe - Safely using computers at work
TBI Health - Tips for office stretches - A5 Flyer
Optimise DIY Computer Workstation Setup
Institue of Organisational Psychology - Covid-19 resources for Businesses
Institute of Organisational Psychology - Covid-19 Resourses for Employees
CHASNZ - Covid-19 Construction Protocols
Newsroom - There can be no box-ticking in a Covid workplace