Workplace Health and Safety
The Health and Safety at Work Act came into force on 4th April 2016. This new legislation:
- Replaces the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
- Transforms our collective understanding of workplace health and safety, to ensure that all New Zealanders have a safe environment in which to work
- Ensures that everyone in the workplace is responsible for health and safety.
The Government has set a target of reducing the workplace death and serious injury rates by 25% by 2020, and WorkSafe New Zealand (the workplace health and safety regulator) has set up processes and is working with New Zealand businesses to achieve this target.
In order to help business owners to meet the requirements of the new legislation, EnterpriseMIT is offering:
- An opportunity to work with an industry expert who will help them to clearly understand the requirements of this new legislation, and
- Practical assistance to implement whatever processes are required for their individual business or organisation.
Next date: Monday 4 September 2017
Who should attend
Sector feedback has indicated that small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) lack a clear understanding of their responsibilities as employers with regard to workplace health and safety management. This includes the responsibility of their employees, the nature of the workplace and how to manage hazards.
One Day or Two Half Days (Parts A & B) - Part A: Theory - Part B: Practical - (Modules may be taken individually)