An interesting comment came through to us from Gordon Anderson, principal of health & safety advisory Hasmate, on a bill currently before Parliament.
Gordon had been sent an industry alert that talked about the proposed Domestic Violence- Victims Protection Bill that is currently under discussion in parliament.
Gordon says that if you are a business owner and got some of your body parts in a tangle over the latest health and safety legislation then this Bill will really get you going.
Domestic violence is an unsavoury topic to many but it is something that is happening in all quarters of society. He suggests that what many business owners don’t realise is that they may have to be part of the solution if the pending Act of Parliament is passed that is currently under discussion.
He doesn't know if the NZ Qualifications Authority have any training modules or qualifications on employee counselling on the topic, but he suggests that you check it out.