It’s time! The new Health and Safety at Work Act has dropped this week in New Zealand. So we thought it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to give you the cliff-notes version:
The new laws came about due to degrading workplace injury stats. At the time they started being written, New Zealand was seeing 75 people die at work per year. A massive 10% of workers were harmed annually, and 600-900 workers a year were dying due to work-related incidents. The initial goals of these laws were to see a 25% drop in these figures by 2020.
These laws target any ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’. So:
Without going into the individual laws, here are five things you need to know as a person conducting a business or undertaking (or PCBU for short):
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By Christopher Notley-Smith at donesafe.com
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