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Introducing you to Max Hacks! 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!)


14 June 2019

Toolbox Talk - Intestinal Fortitude (Go with your gut!)

‘Intestinal fortitude’ is having the courage to speak up and to act when something doesn’t feel safe or right to you which is so important especially on construction sites.

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7 June 2019

Why timber stacks up in the construction climate change emergency

The construction industry could pioneer a radical initiative that would significantly reduce carbon emissions that would not involve additional costs. Coincidentally, this pioneering initiative was always there before our eyes – we just couldn’t see the wood from the trees, literally!

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4 June 2019

Toolbox Talk - Hazard Reporting

Is hazard reporting really all that important? What are the impacts of not reporting a hazard and making an assumption that everyone on site knows about it? Approx 50 construction workers are killed in work related accidents every year in New Zealand and many more seriously injured. Don't underestimate the potentially 'life saving' benefits of reporting all hazards on site.

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27 May 2019

Starting off in construction? Here's our top three tips to building 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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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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