England and Company are running four training sessions in the West Coast Region to help businesses improve their health and safety performance and comply with the new Health and Safety at Work Act.

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As a response to some startling statistics on health and safety in New Zealand, a review of the H+S legislation was undertaken by the NZ Government. This has resulted in the formation of a new regulator called WorkSafe New Zealand , and the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015. One of the key targets for WorkSafe New Zealand is a 25% reduction in workplace harm by 2020. To do this they are committed to engage, educate and enforce the new legislation.

The new Act places some additional responsibilities and accountabilities for senior leaders within an organisation and clearly defines the “primary duty of care” that is expected. It states “a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of its workers and any other workers who are influenced or directed by the business”.  It also clarifies the meaning and requirements of “serious harm” incidents, and places an obligation for employers to engage workers to participate in health and safety management and be represented better. The other major change is the requirement for all workplace hazards to be managed using the risk management process.

WorkSafe New Zealand have developed some excellent guidance and documentation which is available on their website, but so far the guidance around actual health and safety risk management is lacking detail and does not provide businesses with much help in how to do what is required to manage H+S risks!

Our half-day (3.5 hours) training is designed to get you familiar with the best practice methods for assessing and managing workplace H+S risks. We provide easy-to-use templates, with guidance to help get you established with your risk management systems so that you can:

  • Improve your H+S performance
  • Comply with the new HSW Act
  • Reduce the costs associated with injuries and ill-health

We’re running four training sessions in the West Coast Region (Westport: Monday 4th July, Greymouth: Tuesday 5th July, Hokitika: Wednesday 6th July and Franz Josef: Friday 8th July), so there should be one that’s close to you.

Get in touch with us via the website for more details, or you can book your place at the training by clicking the button below:

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