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WorkSafe New Zealand Checklists

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.


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 Checklist

Accident Investigation Form

Use this form to record details of an accident.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

First Aid Register

Includes operator competency, safe operation and equipment checks.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

Hazard Identification Form

This checklist can be used to record details of hazards, and controls to minimise them.


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.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

Asbestos Inspection Checklist

This checklist has been designed to support inspectors when conducting visits on construction sites involving asbestos.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

Concrete Pump Inspection Checklist

Includes operator competency, safe operation and equipment checks.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

Crane Inspection Checklist

This toolkit checklist has been designed to support inspectors when conducting visits to construction sites.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

Excavations Inspection Checklist

This toolkit checklist has been designed to support inspectors when conducting visits to construction sites.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

Excavators Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist template to perform inspections on excavator equipment and operators.

WorkSafe New Zealand Checklist

Mobile Elevated Work Platform Checklist

Includes setup, operator competency, documentation, and equipment checks.


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