Now operating in Wellington

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“EIAG is proud to announce that we have commenced operations in Wellington, New Zealand. The capital and surrounding areas are home to large amounts of historical buildings from a wide range of architectural movements across it’s more than 150 year history.  The iconic buildings within Wellington are predominantly from the Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Interwar, …

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NZ bans imports of nearly all products containing asbestos

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Imports of products containing asbestos will no longer be allowed, the environment minister says. The importation of raw asbestos is already banned. Minister Nick Smith said exposure to asbestos posed a risk of respiratory disease and was the single biggest cause of work-related fatalities, responsible for the deaths of 170 people a year. An inventory …

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Meth use proves costly for social housing providers in Canterbury

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Social housing providers are forking out tens of thousands of dollars to decontaminate properties that have tested positive for methamphetamine residue. Sixty-five Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties in the Christchurch, Nelson and Marlborough regions have tested positive for P, and the number of affected houses across the country is increasing. On average, it costs HNZ …

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New asbestos regulations hit building owners

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New measures to prevent asbestos contamination during renovations and demolitions could prove costly for building owners, but industry leaders say change is well over due. From 4 April new asbestos regulations come into force under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Health and safety consultants report a big jump in demand for asbestos surveys of commercial …

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New Regulations out now

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Regulations to help you understand what you need to do to meet your duties under the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) are out now. These regulations will come into force on 4 April 2016, along with the HSWA. These include regulations applicable to all businesses as well as others focused on …

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