Legislation



It is important to know and understand how workplace Health and Safety legislation applies to you.

Your Legal Responsibility

As a business Owner / Director / CEO / Manager / Employer, you have a legal responsibility to protect the health and safety of your staff and other people – such as contractors, suppliers, customers and members of the public – who may be affected by their work.

In general, employers must:
 
  • Make the workplace safe and eliminate or control risks to health
  • Ensure plant and machinery are safe and that safe systems of work are set and followed
  • Ensure articles and substances are moved, stored and used safely
  • Provide adequate welfare facilities
  • Give workers the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary for their health and safety
  • Consult workers on health and safety matters

The following link provides access to The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the first phase Regulations supporting the new 2015 Act
http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/hswa/legislation



 
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