Health & Safety
You’ve got enough on your plate running your own business, so why bother with health and safety? First, you’re legally required to look after the health and safety of people in your workplace. Second, effective health and safety systems help to keep your business running smoothly, can reduce injuries and downtime, and can even improve your productivity.
Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
In 2015 the new Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced. As a result, New Zealand underwent its most significant workplace health and safety reforms in 20 years resulting in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) and the formation of WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe).
Worksafe NZ has a website full of information to help you navigate through the Health & Safety changes and learn about your requirements and obligations.