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The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force 4 April 2016 replacing the Health and Safety Employment Act 1992 and the Machinery Act 1950.

From a history of high numbers of workplaces injuries and deaths in New Zealand, and the Pike River Mining disaster where 29 lives were lost, a Royal Commission was established to review our health and safety processes which resulted in an overhaul of the legislation.

How did we get to this point?


We had a blasé culture

"She'll be right"


Transfer risk

“Not my area of responsibility”


An acceptance culture

“Accidents do happen”


Society of risk takers

“I know what I am doing”


Don’t want to cause trouble

“I’m not telling”


It won’t happen to me

“I’ve never had an accident in 20 years”

The BIG SIX Processes and Procedures

you need to ensure are in place include:

Risk / Hazard Management

Training and Induction

Incident Management

Employee / Worker Participation

Contractor Management

Emergency Procedures

We can guide you in any or all of these requirements so that your people can be confident they will get home safely at the end of the day


Contact All About People

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Whangaparaoa 0943



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