New Zealand is about to embark on a radical change to its work health and safety laws. The new laws will more closely reflect contemporary working arrangements and represent a common set of standards, expectations, regulations and codes of practice with the objective of reducing fatalities and injuries.
The new Act, entitled the Health and Safety at Work Act, is part of the ‘Working Safer: A Blueprint for health and safety at work’, will be enacted on 4 April 2016.
Whilst the Regulatory Bodies are yet to release the guidelines as part of the new Act, this e-book outlines key elements of the new Act and provides some practical resources and tools to help businesses develop plans and systems in preparation for 2016.
What’s in the eBook?
- Objectives of Change
- What is Work Health and Safety?
- Duty Holders and Duties
- Multiple Duty Holders
- Worker Participation and Reasonably Practicable
- Common Terms, Definitions and Obligations
- Safety at Host Sites for On-Hire Workers
- Regulator’s Expectations vs PCBU Obligations
- Compliance and Enforcement
- ACC and WorkSafe
- Fulfilling an Officer’s Due Diligence Obligations
- Checklists for Labour Hire/Recruitment Firms when engaging on-hired workers