In April 2016, the new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force. Many New Zealand businesses are still unaware of their responsibilities under this new law. This ignorance could cost you dearly.

You could face a hefty fine or even imprisonment if your business doesn’t comply.

If Worksafe decides to “cold call” your business, or if someone calls Worksafe to ask your business to be investigated, you could be in trouble in you don’t comply with the Act.

NZSRM, came along at the right time, helping me get the facts about the new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015, in a way I could easily understand.

Lindsay Cameron – Integral Construction

We specialise in providing health & safety systems for Canterbury businesses

We will ensure your business is:

1. Compliant with the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. If you don’t have a system in place, we will set you up with one. If you do have a system in place, we can assess whether it’s adequate.

2. Efficient. Depending on the size of your business and your activities, we will recommend either a paper based or software based system.

Don’t take risks with health & safety

Proper management of your business includes Risk Management. This includes not only internal controls, and adequate insurance protection – but also having a system in place to prevent incidents. Under the new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 the government is placing the responsibility for accident prevention onto businesses as never before.

There are more than 130 fines, ranging from $5000 to $3 million for non-compliance.

Click on the link below to download a list of fines.

Offences and penalties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Businesses that have a robust Health and Safety System will have reduced injuries (compared with others in a similar industry). This leads to reduced claims, and reduced ACC levies (as part of the ACC ‘Experience rating’ and ‘no claims’ system).