Working Safer with Engineered Stone – the Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Accreditation Programme
Why join the RCS Accreditation Programme?
All Engineered Stone Fabricators are subject to New Zealand’s Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSW Act). As Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU’s), Fabricators have a primary duty of care to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers, and that other people are not put at risk by its work. This means a Fabricator must prevent or minimise the risk from airborne RCS dust, provide training for workers, monitor their health and provide protective equipment.
The RCS Accreditation Programme demonstrates the minimum steps required to manage the health risks associated with RCS and sets out a risk management process. Once the level of conformance with the programme requirements is confirmed by IMPAC, the Fabricator will receive a Certificate detailing their level of accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates a Fabricator’s commitment to the health and safety of their workers and customers.
Keen to know more?
Contact us at RCSAccreditation@IMPAC.co.nz or 0800 246 722