On 4 April, the ‘new’ Health and Safety at Work Act will have been in effect for a year. So, what has changed - and where are we at? We see hundreds of cases in the courts every year, and some of them are… interesting to say the least! However, we still have a long road ahead of us before we see the positive effects of the changes in ultimately creating a safer society with a strong safety culture.
New Zealand’s new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect on April 4th 2016.
Discover what the legislation means for your business.
The NZ government recognises a need to reduce workplace incidents. Their target is to reduce serious and fatal incidents in the workplace by 25%, by 2020.
If it is passed, the Health & Safety in Employment Act will be replaced with the Health and Safety at Work Act. Find out what this means for FPANZ members.