We understand the importance of health and safety as we work day to day in the construction industries. The aim of it is making sure everyone comes home safe to their families! Everyone is now responsible for the health and safety of themselves and everyone else around them. You cannot put a price on the safety of others; we provide the best answer to all health and safety problems. We can help you!
The New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA)
The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) has come into effect with the majority of the first phase of regulations to support HSWA being finalised.
This replaces the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and the Machinery Act 1950.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) is New Zealand's workplace health and safety law. HSWA sets out the principles, duties, and rights in relation to workplace health and safety.
Every year 50-60 people are killed in workplace incidents, and hundreds more die as a result of work-related ill health. Our work-related fatality statistics are three times as high as the UK and nearly twice as high as Australia. This is just not good enough. Everyone who goes to work deserves to come home healthy and safe.
HSWA is just the beginning and signals a new way of thinking about health and safety. This is not just about compliance; it’s about getting people home healthy and safe. It’s not just good for your business; it’s the right thing to do.
The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) provides you and your workmates with a number of rights and you have the right to stop working if you believe it is unhealthy or unsafe
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You are entitled to:
work in environments where the risks to your health and safety are properly controlled access adequate facilities, such as toilets, washing facilities, and first aid have sufficient training, information, and support on how to do your job safely contribute to health and safety decisions at your workplace have personal protective equipment (PPE) ask to have a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) or a Health and Safety Committee (HSC). You have a right to stop work if you believe it is unhealthy or unsafe.
take reasonable care of your own health and safety and ensure that your actions don’t cause harm to yourself or others comply with any reasonable instructions, policies or procedures on how to work in a safe and healthy way. You should let someone at your workplace (such as a supervisor, or a Health and Safety Representative) know if you have a health and safety concern, or want to suggest an improvement, even though this is not a legal requirement.