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Health and Safety Law Made Easy (2017) (eBook)

Health and Safety Law Made Easy (2017) (eBook)

Sherridan Cook (Ed.); Isaac Rosario, 2017

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A comprehensive guide to NZ’s health and safety scheme in an accessible format, enabling businesses to understand their rights and obligations and manage their legal risk.

 

Format: ePub

Description

Health and safety is now the responsibility of everyone at the workplace under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The personal and financial consequences of getting it wrong are severe. Ignorance of the law is no excuse and businesses must inform themselves. There is no room for a casual approach to health and safety – the stakes are too high.


Adjusting to the changes in health and safety law is a challenge. Health and Safety Law Made Easy keeps it simple for you. It provides a practical guide to New Zealand’s health and safety scheme in an accessible format, enabling you to understand your rights and duties and manage your legal risks. Included are examples, practical checklists and insightful tips to ensure you’re making the best decisions. Most of the health and safety concerns you have thought of are covered, as well as the ones you haven’t, including the classes of duty-holders, their associated duties, worker engagement, misleading conduct and much more.


Health and Safety Law Made Easy provides the practical essentials of the law so that you’ll have more time to focus on the important part – implementing a strong health and safety culture at your workplace.

 

Features

• Plain English guide
• Summarises the new legislation
• Identifies common risks
• Provides tips and examples
• Includes practical checklists

 

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Author

Consultant Editor

Sherridan Cook is a partner at Buddle Findlay and has specialised in health and safety and employment law for over 20 years. He advises a wide range of public and private sector clients on their health and safety compliance. He defends prosecutions and other enforcement action by WorkSafe and he also provides training and easy-to-use guidelines on health and safety risks, obligations and best practice.


Author

Isaac Rosario (BSc/LLB) is a solicitor at Grimshaw & Co which specialises in leaky buildings, construction law and insurance law. Isaac’s interest in health and safety issues was sparked while studying employment and healthcare law topics.

Table of Contents

Regulatory framework

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Health and safety regulations
The regulator
Codes of practice

Classes of duty holders

Person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)
Officers
Workers
Volunteers

Duties and obligations

Essential definitions and principles
PCBUs’ duties
Officers’ duties
Workers’ duties
Other persons

Worker participation, engagement and representation

Participation
Engagement
Health and safety representatives (HSRs)
Health and safety committee (HSC)
Ceasing unsafe work
Issue resolution

Adverse, coercive and misleading conduct

Adverse conduct
Coercive conduct
Misleading conduct
Civil proceedings

Enforcement

Functions of inspectors
Powers of inspectors
Immunity of inspectors
Enforcement measures
Civil proceedings for non-compliance with notices
Notice types
Enforceable undertakings
Reviews and appeals

Authorisations

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