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WorkSafe positions set out WorkSafe’s approach to some key elements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. This is to help you understand what WorkSafe expects from you to comply with the law, and what you can expect from us. WorkSafe positions are not intended to take the place of the legal requirements of HSWA and other health and safety legislation, specific health and safety advice, or legal advice tailored to the needs of your business.

Last updated 10 January 2017


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.