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Max People Blog

Introducing you to Max People's very own blog! Keeping you up to date on things construction related (but we cover some non-construction related fun stuff too!)

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27 May 2019

Starting off in construction? Build your construction career!

Attitude, building your soft skills and Site Safe Passports - possess these three things and you'll have the most solid foundation for a budding construction career!

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30 April 2019

Max People - Health & Safety - Toolbox Talk

80% of all fires in commercial properties are extinguished in the early stages by a member of the public, without the need for firefighters. Of these fires, 90% are extinguished using a fire extinguisher.

There are 5x types of fire extinguisher which our health & safety team have discussed in today's #toolboxtalk

It's important we all understand which one to use and when. You'll find a guide within the toolbox talk that will help you. Remember to follow the PTASS technique when operating a fire extinguisher:

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Prime Minister and Construction Sector Accord

5 March 2019

Prime Minister launches new Construction Sector Accord alliance

Prioritizing New Zealander’s well-being with safe homes, re-balancing risk amongst the construction eco-system and addressing the much-criticized consenting system are just some of the initiatives being highlighted by a new coalition called the Construction Sector Accord.

The government are committed to construction sector transformation catalyzing the important step towards making homes more affordable for kiwis. "The well-being of New Zealanders is intrinsically linked to safe, durable and affordable homes, buildings and infrastructure," – Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

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5 March 2019

Max People - Risk and Impacts of Wood Dust

Are you aware that larger particles of wood dust can be filtered out by a person's upper respiratory system but smaller particles can go deep into the lungs causing damage and scarring to the lung tissue?

Each time this happens a small amount of irreversible damage occurs. This damage reduces the lungs’ ability to take in oxygen and over time makes it increasingly difficult to breathe.

This week's #toolboxtalk discusses wood dust risks and controls #healthandsafety

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