Health and Safety Law Made Easy 2017 (eBook)

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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.

NZD$ 56.00
Release Date: January 01, 2017
ISBN/ISSN: 9781988506135

Product 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.

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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)




Duties and obligations

Essential definitions and principles

PCBUs’ duties

Officers’ duties

Workers’ duties

Other persons

Worker participation, engagement and representation



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


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