Introducing you to Max People's very own blog! Keeping you up to date on all things industry related!
Discover the rising importance of soft skills training in NZ's core industries. Learn how enhancing communication, adaptability, and leadership can drive success in manufacturing, construction, logistics, and agriculture.
Explore essential safety practices and tips for ensuring a secure construction site with Max People. Learn about PPE, effective communication, and more to create a safe work environment. Stay informed and prioritise safety with us.
Learn how optimism bias can impact your safety at work and discover effective strategies to overcome it. Create a safer work environment with Max People.
Explore the most in-demand construction jobs in New Zealand with Max People. From Project Managers to Safety Supervisors, find the role that's perfect for you in a booming industry.
Discover the essentials of dust and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) in the workplace. Learn how to minimize dust exposure and select the right respirator for maximum protection. Stay informed, stay safe.
Find the perfect job with Max People, a specialised recruitment agency for construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and logistics. We offer tailored solutions, expert advice, and personalised service.
Unlock essential ladder safety practices and height safety guidelines for New Zealand industries. Stay informed and ensure a safe working environment above the ground.
Discover the benefits of using a recruitment agency to secure your next job. Unlock your career potential, find the right job fit, and get expert guidance throughout your job-seeking journey with Max People.
Max People prioritises hand safety with the appropriate use of PPE at work. Learn crucial safety tips to prevent common hand injuries, understand the vital role of PPE, and get key takeaways for maintaining hand safety at work.
Discover how to advance your career with our 8-step guide. Perfect for tradespeople, this guide covers lifelong learning, networking, gaining diverse experience, showcasing leadership, staying informed, pursuing certification, seeking mentorship, and setting clear goals. Boost your career with Max People today.
Discover the importance of power tool safety with our comprehensive guide. Learn key discussion points, essential precautions, and key takeaways to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Discover how to write a CV in NZ tailored for the manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and logistics sectors. Our comprehensive guide at Max People covers everything from contact information to leveraging AI tools and ATS optimization. Craft an effective CV and make a lasting impression on potential employers.
Discover how to break the Complacency Cycle at work with Max People. Learn about the dangers of becoming complacent, its impact on productivity and safety, and effective strategies to maintain motivation and engagement in the workplace.
Discover the latest UK visa changes and their implications for your journey to New Zealand. Learn about the UK visitor visa extension and how it enhances the Working Holiday Scheme. With Max People, navigate these changes smoothly, explore job opportunities, and embrace life in New Zealand.
Dive into our comprehensive guide on fatigue management in the workplace. Understand the causes of fatigue and discover practical strategies to stay alert and maintain productivity.
Discover insider tips on nailing your job interview from industry experts at Max People. Learn how to showcase your skills, prepare for behavioural questions, and make a lasting impression. Start your journey to landing your dream job today.
When an employee suffers an injury at work and does not report it straight away it causes a lot of problems for all parties involved...
Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE, " is worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.
Every month tens of thousands of Kiwis go to the Top Reviews site to learn about the best providers in any industry.
We are all trained to report any near misses, injuries, or incidents to a supervisor or safety representative. Often times however many of these incidents, especially first-aid type injuries, are not reported. Injuries are not reported because of many different reasons, but it is important to understand why all of them need to be.
Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects people from breathing in substances hazardous to health.
Sprains and strains account for about a third of injuries in construction.
Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it- INCLUDING IN YOURSELF
How many times have you said "it won't happen to me" when thinking of something negative? Learn why the brain has this built in optimism and ways to stay focused/ensure non-complacency.
Tips on how to stay safe and avoid injury while working with hand tools.
Update on life at Level 1! Plus, learn some unique kiwi slang.
Are you being a tidy kiwi? Read on for tips and tricks to keeping the workplace tidy and safe.
Over the last few weeks we have been asked to make some fairly major changes to our lives. This has affected how we work, how we relate, and what we can or can’t do.
Once we hit level 2, word on the street is, yes! It won't be back to what we were used to in the 'before days' though. We will all still have to play it safe.
Thinking of heading out? Under Alert Level 3 we must continue to stay in our household bubbles whenever we are not at work, school, buying the groceries or exercising.
Construction Health & Safety NZ have released the NZ Covid-19 Construction Protocols. This is an introduction to what you will be experiencing when you return to site
We have successfully completed another week in lock-down. Go us! It's been a rough ride but maybe there is a small light at the end of the tunnel?
We spend of lot of time talking about being safe at work with everyone heading back to their families at the end of each day. Do we think about taking safety home to our kids and partners?
Staying and acting positive during this pandemic may be challenging but there are ways to deal with the stress and anxiety we may be feeling.
The world as we know it has changed (hopefully not for too much longer). As a result many people may be feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed by it all.
Isolation need not mean being lonely. Communication is key during these times. Let's all stay in touch.
The World Health Organisation has listed Covid-19 as a pandemic. We understandable to feel anxious about the outbreak.
Approximately 70% of falls in the construction industry are from ladders and roofs. The rules for use of a ladder are clear and have been put in place in place for a very good reason. Your safety......
Stress, work, long hours and hot days, it all takes its toll. We need to look after ourselves and keep an eye on our mates
We all need a helping hand at times. Mates helping mates looks at how we can do this
What do I do when I injure myself at work, who do I tell, what happens next?
The little things on site are often overlooked. We all need to be looking at the bigger picture.
It’s one of life’s paradoxes that during the Christmas holidays, when we’re relaxing and having fun with our families, the risk of accidents and injuries increases.
Many disasters will affect essential services and possibly disrupt your ability to travel or communicate with each other. Plan to look after yourself and your loved ones for at least 3 days or more...
In New Zealand, UV radiation levels are particularly high from September to April. It is important to be Sun Smart during these times.
It is critical to slow down and observe the environment around you while are at work in order to safely perform tasks.
When things go wrong the consequences can be deadly! This week we discuss how to safely interact with powder-actuated tools (PAT).
Working at heights remains one of the biggest causes of occupational fatalities and major injuries.
Remember Remember the 5th November, there is a darker side to this night.........
Grow a Moustache during November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. It starts this Friday, show your support, let the mo grow!
Leads lying in water, exposed wires, cracked plastic outer casing of power tools... the list goes on. This week, we dive into what happens when we contact electricity.
Extensive foundation build for upcoming Aquatic & Leisure Facility has commenced with the first major concrete pour.
"Time is money"... "We don't have time for that"... Sound familiar? In this week's Toolbox Talk, we discuss why it is important to work smarter, not faster.
New Zealand’s largest Health & Wellbeing Complex is opening this November in Christchurch's South CBD.
We only have one planet! We all need to do our part, however small, to ensure that we protect the environment and our resources for ourselves and the future generations.
This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, a time we set aside every year to promote and celebrate the beautiful Māori language.
Quite often, individuals find ways to rationalize not working safely. In this week's Toolbox Talk, we highlight the importance of following and internalizing established safety procedures so that we can recognize when we are falling into the trap of trying to rationalize an unsafe choice.
What is lateral thinking, and how does it apply to safety? Let's discuss in this week's Toolbox Talk.
The Ministry of Health and Canterbury DHB have released a joint statement announcing the plans for the opening of the new Christchurch Hospital Hagley facility.
Tools are such a common part of our lives that it is difficult to remember that they pose a hazard. All tools are manufactured with safety in mind but, tragically, a serious accident often occurs before steps are taken to search out and avoid or eliminate tool-related hazards.
Fairly straightforward. You need to do something. We can’t ignore the hazard, in fact under the H&S at Work Act 2015 we are obliged to do something.
Traditional induction methods often see poor knowledge retention, low engagement and don’t address the challenges of an ever-changing construction environment. New Zealand based engineering company Beca have designed a VR solution...
Hearing is an essential way to track and understand what is happening around you. Our hearing is extremely well attuned to our surroundings, it’s the brains first response system. It tells us when to pay attention and shapes our understanding of what is happening.
Lasers are very commonly used across the construction industry and when something is so commonly used, it can be perceived to be harmless to a degree. This is not the case.
Working in the construction industry is taxing - physically and mentally. It involves heavy lifting, a lot manual labour, long days, sometimes night shifts. A personal fatigue management plan is a must if you're going to be productive everyday on site.
Working with concrete can be extremely hazardous to your health if you're not wearing the appropriate PPE. Make sure you're covering yourself (literally) by checking out this week's Toolbox Talk.
Rewarding as it may be, construction work does have inherent hazards that need to be managed and mitigated.
It's incredible becoming a master of anything within your life - professionally or personally. This is only done through consistent repetition of the same task again and again but what happens when your mastery of something leads to a degree of complacency?
In New Zealand, the construction industry is a source of honourable and dignified work. If you’ve got the skills and the inclination, a profession in this sector also stands to be very lucrative as well.
We take our hard hats for granted - we may not always wash them correctly, store them in appropriate places when note being used and add additional features to them that could easily be compromise their integrity.
Everyone suffers from a degree of stress whether is personal or professional - it does not matter what stresses you out as different people are impacted by different things.
None of us wake up in the mornings and plan to get injured or even worse killed at work but the reality is that millions of construction personnel have unfortunately and tragically lost their lives on site.
Do not underestimate the fragility of our eyes, they are sensitive and must be looked after. There are so many injuries especially on a construction site that could result in harm to our eyes even when wearing safety glasses/ Check out this week's Toolbox Talk on eye injuries and protection.
‘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.
The construction industry could pioneer a radical initiative that would significantly reduce carbon emissions that would not involve additional costs.
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?
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!
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.
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? Read on and educate yourself on how to prevent inhalation.