Published 17 Sep 2021
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA)
Every worker should have the right to come home healthy and safe. But in New Zealand, work-related fatalities are three times as high as the UK and nearly twice as high as Australia. On the 4th April 2016, the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) was introduced. The HWSA recognises that a well-functioning health and safety system relies on participation, leadership, and accountability by government, business and workers. To improve workplace health and safety in New Zealand, business need to be responsible for the health and safety of their workers. Workers must take reasonable care for their own health and safety. And everyone must follow policies and procedures relating to health and safety in the workplace.
WorkSafe New Zealand – Health and Safety Forms and Templates
These checklists have been developed by WorkSafe New Zealand to assist in managing safe practices in your workplace. Each template can be downloaded to your mobile device, or download the print versions here.
WorkSafe New Zealand – Inspector Toolkits for Construction Sites
These checklists have been developed by WorkSafe New Zealand to ensure there is a consistent approach to construction and manufacturing workplace inspections, throughout New Zealand. You can use these checklists to improve safety in your organisation, and identify areas which need attention.