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Mythbusting and FAQs
Dispelling some of the myths about New Zealand's Health and Safety at Work Act.Read more
Who is responsible for workplace health and safety, what are the key changes to the law, what do you need to do, and why was the law changed?Read more
What protections are in place for workers, can your employment be terminated if you report a health and safety issue or refuse to work because you believe it's unsafe to do so, and what you can do if your business is not involving workers in health and safety.Read more
Worker engagement and participation FAQs
What’s the difference between engagement and participation, do I need to involve all workers in engagement and participation, and when is engagement required?Read more
Who is an 'officer' under the Act and who is not, understanding due diligence, and do volunteers officers have a duty of due diligence.Read more
HSR and HSC FAQs
What is a Health and Safety Representative, do all businesses need to have a HSR or a Health and Safety Committee (HSC), what is a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN), and can HSRs, trained under the HSE Act1992, issue PINs or cease unsafe work orders under HSWA?Read more
When is a volunteer a volunteer worker, do volunteer workers have any responsibility for health and safety, what does it mean for a volunteer association to 'employ' a person, is a volunteer association a PCBU if it is run by volunteer workers?Read more
Who is responsible for health and safety at a school, is the school board liable if a child is hurt on the school playground, who has the primary duty of care at a school, and who is responsible for the health and safety of students when they are on a school camp?Read more