New Zealand’s Health and Safety legislation

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is New Zealand’s health and safety law which aims to minimise the number of serious work-related injuries and deaths.

Under the law, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) is responsible for looking after the health and safety of its workers and other people who could be put at risk by the work, such as customers, visitors or the general public.  

The focus of the law is on proactively identifying and risks, and then doing what is reasonable and practicable to eliminate or minimise those risks.


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