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WorkSafe operational policies

WorkSafe’s operational policies are primarily intended for internal operational use but will be published externally to increase transparency. They state WorkSafe’s approach to carrying out its regulatory functions.

A full suite of WorkSafe operational policies is under development and will be progressively published when implemented.

The Enforcement Policy states WorkSafe’s high level approach to its use of the enforcement lever to secure health and safety of workers and workplaces.

WorkSafe’s Enforcement Decision-making Model (EDM) supports the implementation of the Enforcement Policy by guiding inspectors to the most appropriate enforcement tool when making enforcement decisions.


Last updated 21 December 2016


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.