The backbone of our Industry
New Zealand’s Hire Industry is heavily centred on the hire of everyday equipment that tradespeople, builders, government agencies and all types of organisations use everyday. From an excavator to scaffolding or a chainsaw to a log splitter, we provide the items that keep our country well maintained and safe.
Our Hire gear is designed and built with safety and quality in mind and with that in mind, HIANZ has produced a set of new Equipment Safety Data Sheets.
We also host a series of training courses that keep our members informed and host the biggest Hire Show in the country every year.
equipment safety data sheets (esds)
Equipment Safety Data Sheets | Safety Innovation
HIANZ and its members acknowledge the vital importance of providing customers with accurate information to ensure the safe and proper use of hire equipment.
The Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) specifically requires those Persons Controlling a Business or Undertaking (“PCBU”) who supply equipment to others to also provide adequate information to enable the equipment can be used safely. While there is a legal obligation to provide this vital Health and Safety information, there is also the opportunity to enhance customer satisfaction and safety by proactively providing clear, concise information in an easy-to-understand format.
Using a unique Risk Assessment Template, the HIANZ Equipment Safety Data Sheets summarise this critical information into a one-page summary for each equipment category. The one-page Equipment Safety Data Sheet (ESDS) should be distributed to customers, along with all other necessary information to ensure the safe operation of the equipment and the well-being of the equipment operator.
As the ESDS project evolves, further documents will be added to the data base and documents will be updated.
Please feel free to email the Association if you have comments or suggestions.