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WorkSafe New Zealand is the workplace health and safety regulator – we implement the Health and Safety at Work Act. Our vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.  

We are charged with leading New Zealand to achieve healthy and safe workplaces by using an engagement, education and enforcement approach.

Now that the new Act is in place, WorkSafe needs to move to the next phase in its maturity. We need to better support our operating model of shape, design, deliver, monitor and evaluate. The new structure recognises that the resources we provide need to be user-focused and innovative so they help businesses and workers stay healthy and safe at work.

To support this change we need to recruit new staff to increase capability in our research and evaluation, policy, and intelligence teams.

We also need to build some new capability, especially in the education, engagement and programme management areas. 

WorkSafe is a great place to work - the people are approachable and the work is rewarding. We are all united in the vision of ensuring everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.



To view our current vacancies and to subscribe for job alerts visit our Careers Centre.


Working at Worksafe


What you need to work at WorkSafe

You must meet New Zealand or Australian residency or citizenship requirements to be eligible to work at WorkSafe.

We do offer roles conditional upon meeting visa requirements.

To learn more about getting a visa see the Immigration New Zealand website.


Health and Safety Inspectors

WorkSafe Health and Safety Inspectors help save NZ workers’ lives. Inspectors proactively assess workplace health and safety practices, and investigate serious workplace incidents to work out what happened and why.

The role of Health and Safety Inspector is a challenging, but rewarding one. Inspectors may be faced with tragedy and confrontation, so they need to be calm and composed under pressure and work well without supervision.

Learn more about the recruitment, requirements and career of a Health and Safety Inspector

Last updated 22 May 2017