What is WorkSafe New Zealand?
The WorkSafe New Zealand
organisation is a workplace health and safety regulator. Their vision is for everyone who goes to work, to come home healthy and safe. They lead the way for New Zealand to achieve healthy and safe workplaces by using an engagement, education and enforcement approach.
Eight important OHS requirements
There are certain health and safety requirements for workplaces which all persons conducting a business must meet. Such requirements are for:
- workplaces and workplace facilities including containers of liquids
- information, instruction, training and supervision
- personal protective equipment (PPE)
- monitoring worker exposure
- monitoring worker health
- first aid equipment and facilities and first aiders
- emergency plans
- young workers and young people at workplaces
What you can do to understand these requirements
To help make it easier for you to observe these requirements and see which apply to you, below you can find a guide. These guidelines explain what each requirement may mean for your workplace, your work, your workers or others at your workplace.
Note: These requirements are from the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016. Depending on your work, there may be other requirements that apply.
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