Health and Safety Toolkit
All organisations should be aware of their obligations and responsibilities under health and safety legislation. Breaching these requirements can be costly for organisations, not only in a financial sense but also in terms of the commercial and reputational fallout.
In 2013 New Zealand started a series of legislative and policy developments that have culminated in the most comprehensive reform of the country’s health and safety system for over 20 years. The overhaul impacts all New Zealand workplaces, organisations and individuals. While many aspects of the new regime are already in force, others will be introduced on a staged basis. The new Health and Safety at Work Act – and key associated regulations – came into force on 4 April 2016. Other regulations will be phased in as they are developed.
We have compiled this toolkit to help workplaces and individuals navigate the reforms and to highlight the main steps that need to be taken to ensure compliance with the current regime and with the upcoming changes. Should you have any questions about your health and safety obligations, our team has experience across a broad range of health and safety matters and we would be delighted to assist you.