NZ regime change edges closer
Phase one of New Zealand’s new work health and safety (WHS) regulations has been released as the country prepares for the start of its new workplace safety regime in April.
The New Zealand Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016 support the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). Both laws come into force on 4 April.
The regulations cover managing risks in specified circumstances, as well as managing health, isolated work, young people and limited-attendance childcare centres, among other activities.
Under the Act, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the workplace is without risks to the health and safety of any person.
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Published on 25 February 2016 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin enewsletter – available free every fortnight direct to your email. Subscribe online today