TriEx Newsletter – March 2018

Our February Newsletter is out today! We are well into 2018 now and TriEx has entered its busiest time of the year with our Flu Vaccination season in full swing! TriEx are excited to be one of the first to vaccinate this year as our flu vaccines arrived straight from the manufacturer on Monday morning.

This years vaccine is the Quadrivalent vaccine and has been modified to provide cover against the deadly flu strain that has caused havoc in the northern hemisphere. This year it’s more important than ever to vaccinate and to receive the updated vaccine. Not only can complications from the flu be deadly, it can also affect people’s mental health. Find out more at the link below.

Our Occupational Hygiene team recently spent a week in Auckland to sit a BOHS course on the methods for the measurement and sampling of airborne hazardous substances. This was an upskilling experience for the team, it reaffirmed what they had already been doing and has equipped them with new tools and techniques. Read the full story at the link below.

TriEx is seeing some tremendous growth at the moment, especially in our asbestos department, so we’re on the lookout for some Asbestos Surveyors to join the TriEx Team in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. You can read more about this at the link below.

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Training Calendar – March & April 2018

Our latest Training Calendar is out today, which includes upcoming training dates for March & April.

With Easter weekend and ANZAC day upon us, we have plenty of Lifesaver specials to take advantage of. These are exactly the same as regular Workplace First Aid courses, just at a lower price of $99 rather than $154. To book a Lifesaver special, click here. You can learn more about this course and book here.

We continue our Psychological First Aid courses, with one course coming up on Tuesday March 20, and a second course on April 12. This course is designed to help prepare learners to respond to someone who may be experiencing emotional distress. You can learn more about this course here.

To download your copy of this months training calendar, click here.

Vaccination is the best protection against influenza

The influenza season is upon us and we are approaching the time of year where our nurses will be out vaccinating New Zealand workers across the country.

Complications from influenza can be deadly, and it’s not uncommon for previously healthy people to be hospitalised due to influenza. Each year around 400 people in New Zealand are killed due to the flu, and this year it is looking like the flu season could be more severe.

Currently, there is a flu epidemic spreading across the United States which is killing 4,000 people each week. This has been caused by an unusually deadly strain of the virus circulating around the Northern Hemisphere. Officials say that the epidemic is expected to get worse before the end of the flu season.

Thankfully for the Southern Hemisphere, this year’s vaccination is a quadrivalent vaccine, covering the four main strains we are expecting in New Zealand.

The best way to protect yourself and your team from the flu is to have an annual flu vaccination. Because the virus spreads so easily, you’re also protecting those around you who may not be able to get the vaccination. The more people who are vaccinated, the less chance influenza has to spread.

To book your onsite Flu Vaccination, go to theflu.co.nz or email enquiries@triex.co.nz