Importance of Health & Safety

Posted by Andrew on September 27, 2019

Every employee has the legal right to expect a safe environment at work. Although it may seem as if workplace health and safety is an obligation and extra cost for the owners, it has advantages in productivity. Owners and management  must understand that having a safe workplace is one of the key components to developing a positive workplace culture.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and related regulations apply to both employees and contractors as per Employment New Zealand. It is required  that workers and others are given the highest level of protection in terms of workplace health and safety, as far as reasonably practicable. Including risks to both their physical and mental health.

Workplace health and safety

  • Prevents injuries and illness
  • Reduces health and safety hazards
  • Creates a safer environment for the staff

According to Employment New Zealand, WorkSafe New Zealand must be notified by the PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) when a notifiable event happens. This includes:

  • The death of a person
  • A notifiable injury or illness, or
  • A notifiable incident.

If you are currently employed through superior personnel and believe that where you are working is not a safe environment or what you are doing is not a safe practice, do contact us so we can change that. You should not be working somewhere that you believe is a risk to your health and safety.