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COVID-19 Level 3 Update

At Level 3, iskills staff continue to work from home with the delivery of online training for some inductions and compliance courses. Our face to face training will commence again from late July (provided we are in Level 2). We are also working hard to create some...

Network Safety Induction

Does your team work on or near equipment in the electricity distribution sector? Are they required to access pillar boxes, transformers or substations? To enter or work near restricted areas within our distribution networks, including Vector, Wellington Electricity,...

Life of a Trainee Line Mechanic

Life of a Trainee Line Mechanic

Trainees enrolled in our 24-month NZ Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) programme were busy in Whanganui recently. They put all their knowledge and skills which they had gained over the last 18 months into practice. Trainees were given a...

Rescue Planning

Rescue Planning

iskills is now delivering unit standard 23232 - Develop a rescue plan for recovery of a suspended individual after a fall. The intention of this training is to consider and prepare for worst-case scenarios in managing risks of falls. Prevention strategies should...

Safe Working at Heights

Safe Working at Heights

Working off the ground is a daily need for most infrastructure workers. At iskills, we interpret the different types of heights training letting you know what training you need and why you need it. Step One – Safety Harness training.  Unit Standard 23229. The harness...

Work Party Supervision

Work Party Supervision

In chatting with people in the industry, it’s quite common to hear that supervisor promotions are given to employees who have worked in the job the longest. While it’s a nice idea to reward those who have put their time in, working in a particular role for several...

The Government goes RoVE

It feels like a little bit of déjà vu. Didn’t we see the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) try to push training back to polytechs around 15 years ago, setting up “centres of excellence” to assist to keep the polys afloat? It was an unnerving time for the PTEs, like...

2019 Chorus Gateway Programme

2019 Chorus Gateway Programme

This year we have been delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Chorus in delivering their Gateway Programme. Gateway is a Tertiary Education Commission initiative which is designed to support students’ transition into the workforce by offering them workplace...

Training in High Risk Activity – a Changing Landscape

The change to NZ Health and Safety legislation in 2015 reminded us of our obligations to ensure that workers are given the highest level of protection against harm to their health, safety, and welfare from work risks.  PCBUs began implementing competency frameworks to...

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