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Inspection activities

Inspection activities
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2013-09-20
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Labour's spokesperson on labour issues, Darien Fenton, asked Minister of Labour Simon Bridges a series of questions in Parliament relating to the number of planned and actual inspection activities carried out by MBIE health and safety inspectors. Here is a summary of the questions and answers.

Q: What are the targets for workplace health and safety inspections for the financial year 2013/2014? Answer in full:

  • At least 80% of workplace assessments to be targeted to industries outlined in the Health and Safety National Action Agenda 2010-2013;
  • 12,500 health and safety workplace assessments targeted to the following Sectors: Agriculture; Forestry; Construction and Manufacturing;
  • 3500 HSNO workplace assessments;
  • 1000 Health and Safety and HSNO onsite investigations;
  • 40 High Hazard assessments, inspections, audits and safety cases.

Q: What were the targets for workplace health and safety inspections for the financial year 2012/2013? Answer in full:

  • 3500 workplace investigations;
  • 7500 workplace assessments;
  • Between 3,000 - 3500 HSNO assessments;
  • 90% of investigations completed within five months of notification of the event;
  • 80% of workplace assessments targeted at industries identified in the Workplace Health and Safety Strategy Action Plan;
  • 95% of files recommended for prosecution will have sufficient evidence and are consistent with the Ministry's enforcement criteria.

Q: How many workplace health and safety inspections, if any, have been carried out since the 2013/2014 year began? A: 404 from 1 July 2013 Answer in full

Q: How many workplace health and safety inspections, if any, were conducted in the forestry industry in each month of 2013? A: 222 from January to the end of July. Answer in full

Q: How many workplace health and safety inspections, if any, were conducted in the forestry industry in each month of 2012? A: 486 in the year Answer in full

Q: How many workplace health and safety inspections, if any, were conducted in the forestry industry in each month of 2011? A: 742 in the year Answer in full

People Mentioned:
Simon Bridges; Darien Fenton
Organisations Mentioned:
MBIE
Reference No:
130920CA-8569

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