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  1. Health and safety reform Bill Key concepts of the new legislation PREPARED FOR RTIM - MARCH 2014

  2. Health and safety reform billLegislation at a glance WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND • New legislation introduced March 2014 • First major reform of health and safety law in over 20 years • Part of Working Safer reform package

  3. Health and safety reform billLegislation at a glance WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND • Based on Australian Model Law • Will replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 • Will amend: • the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 • The Accident Compensation Act 2001

  4. Health and safety reform billKey concepts WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND Introduces a number of key concepts: Places duties on people in best position to control risks Places primary duty of care on all PCBUs Encourages greater worker engagement and participation Defines works and their specific health and safety duties Places specific duties on PCBUs ‘upstream’ in the supply chain Duty to consult when overlapping health and safety duties Places a due diligence duty on officers of a PCBU Establishes a tougher and more effective enforcement regime Creates a stronger legislative framework

  5. Health and safety reform billREGULATIONS WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND • Discussion document on regulations • General risk and workplace management • Worker participation and representation • Work involving hazardous substances • Major hazard facilities • Work involving asbestos • Public consultation

  6. Health and safety reform billNext steps WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND • Law now goes through Select Committee process • Your opportunity to make a submission • Education campaign after law passed and before comes into force

  7. WorkSafe inspectoratenotification WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND • Response team • Investigation team • Assessment team • New no. 0800 030 040

  8. New crown entityWORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND – 16 December 2013 WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND • Triage response • Investigation Inspector • Duty Holder Review Duty-holders review investigation report template [256 KB DOC] • Assessment team

  9. Key partnersH&S inspectors WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND • CVIU • SCU • Maritime Safety • Civil Aviation

  10. THANK YOU worksafe.govt.nz0800 030 040