What happens next?
The new law will be called the Health and Safety at Work Act.
A series of regulations are being developed to support the new Act. These include:
Once the regulations are finalised, WorkSafe will issue formal guidance to support the Act and regulations. This formal guidance will start to become available in 2016. In the meantime WorkSafe will develop general information on the new legislation to help people prepare. This general information will help explain your responsibilities under the new Act, and will provide examples and case studies to assist you. However, this guidance does not provide specific guidance for every business activity in New Zealand.
Things you can do now.
The new law comes into effect on 4 April 2016. Between now and then WorkSafe will provide supporting information to help you get ready. In the meantime here are five things you can do now:
Until the new Act comes into effect in April 2016, the current Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 remains in force.
Further information on the new Act can be found here … NZPI encourages you to sign up to regular updates from Worksafe here …
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