Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

The MBIE provides information and resources on New Zealand’s health and safety laws, including guidelines for businesses on how to comply.

The MBIE works alongside WorkSafe New Zealand to improve health and safety at work across New Zealand. They provide information on the Health and Safety Strategy, energy safety, and the Royal Commission on Pike River. They also offer resources on health and safety consultations, targeted reviews of adventure activities, and independent reviews of WorkSafe. Visit their website for more details.

https://www.mbie.govt.nz/business-and-employment/employment-and-skills/health-and-safety/

Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum – Update

2024 must be year of improvement for NZ’s high workplace harm toll, after another year of flatlining safety performance for New Zealand’s workers, businesses and communities, it’s imperative 2024 signals the start of a turnaround. The business leaders health and safety forum media release is attached below, its worth a quick read. https://www.forum.org.nz/news/2024-ny-turnaround/  

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Update from the courts

In a recent decision involving a prosecution by WorkSafe, the High Court found that a trust is not a ‘person’ (in the sense of a ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’) that can be prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Following a tragic accident on a farm, WorkSafe charged both the ‘trust’ […]

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WorkSafe New Zealand

WorkSafe is the primary workplace health and safety regulator in New Zealand. They provide a wealth of resources, guides, and tools to help businesses understand and comply with health and safety regulations.

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