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The functions of WorkSafe New Zealand

The functions of WorkSafe New Zealand
Article Type:
Publications and Consultations
Publication Date:
2014-01-07
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

WorkSafe New Zealand began life on 16 December 2013 and has now issued its 2013 - 2017 Statement of Intent.

It is timely therefore to look at what the new Crown agency will do - what its actual functions are. The following is taken from Appendix One of the Statement of Intent.

 

WorkSafe NZ's functions are to:

  1. advise government on the workplace health and safety system, including co-ordination across the system
  2. recommend changes to improve effectiveness of the workplace health and safety system, including legislative changes
  3. monitor and enforce compliance with relevant health and safety law
  4. recommend the funding levels it will require to carry out its functions
  5. develop codes of practice
  6. provide guidance, advice and information on workplace health and safety to health and safety duty holders and the public
  7. promote and support research, education and training for workplace health and safety
  8. collect, analyse and publish statistics and other information about workplace health and safety
  9. share information with other agencies and interested people who contribute to workplace health and safety
  10. foster good relationships between workplace health and safety duty holders and the people they owe a duty to, and their representatives
  11. promote and co-ordinate workplace health and safety initiatives by creating partnerships or collaborations with other agencies or interested people
  12. perform other functions or powers conferred by legislation
  13. perform other functions that the Minister directs under the Crown Entities Act 2004.
WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013; Crown Entities Act 2004;
Organisations Mentioned:
WorkSafe New Zealand;
Reference No:
140107CA-4026

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