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Health & Safety at Work Act

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force in April 2016. The Act focuses on:

  • identifying and managing risks
  • consulting, cooperating and coordinating with other parties when there are shared responsibilities

While a specific regulation such as a Maritime NZ Rule or the Adventure Activities Regulations may cover part of your business, the Health and Safety at Work Act covers all aspects of your workplace.

Information and guidance

This quick guide provides an introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act. Produced by WorkSafe NZ, it summarises the key components of the Health and Safety at Work Act, including the roles and responsibilities of PCBUs (person conducting a business undertaking), officers, workers and others in managing workplace health and safety risks.

WorkSafe NZ has also published information and resources to help you understand the law and manage health and safety in the workplace.