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January 15th, 2016

New Year's resolution: getting to know the new health and safety law

New Zealand’s new health and safety law, which comes in force on 4 April, makes everyone involved in a workplace responsible for keeping others safe, sets clear standards of care, defines the activities businesses need to carry out to meet these standards, and increases penalties for failing to comply.

“New Zealand has a really poor record of workplace health and safety and these changes help tackle that record head-on,” says Competenz CEO Fiona Kingsford.

“If you’re a company who’s already actively identifying and managing your risks and involving your team, you may not need to do anything new. If you’re not, you’ve got time before the new legislation comes in to get your workplace in order – and our Competenz team can help you.”

How Competenz can help your business get ready

  • From early this year we will be repeating our successful OSH courses in locations around the country. We’re currently putting our schedule together. 
  • Please contact us for more information: info@competenz.org.nz or 0800 526 1800.

More information about the changes

  • The main changes, plus a handy WorkSafe checklist to get your business ready. Click here.