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What resources are available to help?

This fact sheet explains the resources available to help people comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).

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Reasonably practicable

This fact sheet is for small to medium businesses. It explains what ‘reasonably practicable’ means in the workplace.

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Role of the Regulator

New Zealand’s key work health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). This fact sheet discusses WorkSafe New Zealand's role as the primary health and safety at work regulator, the range of tools available to us under HSWA and where to find further information.

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Worker accommodation

This fact sheet provides guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) who provide accommodation to workers as part of the job.

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Notifiable events

The health and safety regulator must be notified when certain work-related events (notifiable events) occur. This factsheet provides information about what a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) needs to do if a notifiable event occurs.

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Exposure monitoring under the Health and Safety at Work Act (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016

This fact sheet summarises the exposure monitoring required under the Health and Safety at Work Act (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016. This fact sheet is for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs).

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Health monitoring under the Health and Safety at Work Act (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016

This fact sheet summarises the health monitoring required under the Health and Safety at Work Act (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016. This fact sheet is for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs).

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Information for volunteers

The obligations, duties and rights contained in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) make it clear that everyone has a role to play in ensuring health and safety at work. This fact sheet explains how HSWA applies to volunteers.

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Information for Officers who are Volunteers

The primary piece of legislation governing health and safety practices in New Zealand is the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). HSWA places a personal due diligence duty on officers of a business, to ensure the organisation complies with its health and safety duties and obligations.

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Information for businesses that engage volunteers

The primary piece of legislation that governs health and safety in New Zealand is the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). This fact sheet explains the health and safety duties of a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) that engages volunteers.

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Offences and penalties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

This fact sheet outlines the offences and penalties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). There are a range of offences and penalties under HSWA and regulations. Imprisonment is reserved for the most serious offences.

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A Way to Identify, Assess and Manage Work Risks

This guidance describes a process that a business could follow to identify, assess and manage workplace risks. While following this guidance is not mandatory, it is designed to give businesses who need help a starting point.

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How to Manage Work Risks

This fact sheet provides brief guidance for a business on how to manage work-related health and safety risks.

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Health and Safety Leadership Guide: For owners and company directors of small to medium businesses

Whatever your line of work, whatever your business structure, having a health and safety plan is important. Putting it into practice every day will keep your team safe, reduce your risk, and may reduce costs.

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Providing information, training, instruction or supervision for workers

This fact sheet outlines aspects PCBUs could think about when deciding what information, training, instruction and/or supervision to provide.

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Vetting limited attendance childcare centre workers

This fact sheet describes the requirements for PCBUs when vetting limited attendance childcare centre workers as required in the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2016.

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Your health and safety rights and responsibilities

If you work in New Zealand, you need to know your health and safety rights and responsibilities, so everyone can stay healthy and safe at work.

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Last updated 28 April 2017

PLEASE NOTE

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.