To try and ensure a safe workplace, Work Safe New Zealand, have instituted various measures to ensure compliance. The compliance code has introduced more cost into the warehouse due to work structuring, training, warehouse modification, labelling systems, safety data sheets, travel documents and inspections. There are also significant extra insurance costs and risks to be borne by the business. These costs are only as a result of providing products to the purchasing public. To recoup some of these losses and expenses, rather than just putting up prices, we have decided to add a $3.65 compliance cost to our standard packaging and picking fee. It does not cover all the expenses, but will go part way to reduce the pressure on our business to increase prices.
Your understanding is appreciated. This fee will be applied to every invoice with immediate effect.