Consultation on draft performance standard; Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Information and Procedure Requirements for Compliance Certifiers) Performance Standard 2018

The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 allow WorkSafe to issue performance standards that set out requirements that a compliance certifier must comply with when performing their functions.

Compliance certifiers check PCBU compliance with specific requirements to ensure hazardous substances are safely used, handled, stored or manufactured. A compliance certifier has the authority to issue a compliance certificate where the Regulations specify that one must be obtained to verify these requirements have been met.

The draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Information and Procedure Requirements for Compliance Certifiers) Performance Standard 2018 is the first of three new performance standards that WorkSafe intends to issue.

Two more draft performance standards will be released for consultation in the next few weeks; these are:

-  the draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Certified Handler Compliance Certification) Performance  Standard 2018, and

-  the draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Location Compliance Certificate for Classes 2, 6, and 8  Hazardous Substances) Performance Standard 2018

Before issuing a performance standard WorkSafe must consult compliance certifiers and any other persons WorkSafe considers appropriate. Your comments and feedback about the draft information and procedure performance standard will be considered prior to finalising the performance standard. 

Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Information and Procedure Requirements for Compliance Certifiers) Performance Standard 2018 (PDF 420 KB)

Where to send your response

Email: car.compliance@worksafe.govt.nz.

Subject line: Consultation on proposed information and procedure performance standard.

Please use the submission form below to record your comments.

Consultation response form – Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances – Information and Procedure (PDF 68 KB)

We encourage you to advise interested parties about this process, to help ensure that the consultation process is available to as many individuals and stakeholders as possible.  We encourage industry associations to share the information with their member organisations, and feedback is welcomed from individuals, businesses and industry associations.

The deadline for response:

The deadline for response is 5:00 pm on 23 July 2018.

Official Information Act:

WorkSafe is subject to the Official Information Act 1982, which means that your submission may be made available to those seeking information under that Act.