You are required to submit evidence of the following:
- Differentiate between roles and responsibilities in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
- Describe the application of hazard control measures as a Worker in the work place in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
- Explain how Workers are enabled to participate, engage and be represented in matters of health and safety in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
All work for this EduBit must be your own. All answers provided MUST be in your own words and not copied directly from the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 or from other sources.
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is changing the way safety is governed in ALL workplaces whether it is a factory, office, school, university, workshop, laboratory or retail in New Zealand. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (or legislation) is significantly different to the previous Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992. It is based on the Australian health and safety model which has been shown to have had a 16% reduction in workplace fatalities since its implementation in 2012. The new health and safety legislation, includes key changes in terminology and focus, particularly in regards to all personnel (employers and employers) and others roles and responsibilities, in ALL workplaces.
To complete this EduBit you will be required to complete the following tasks:
i. Provide contextual information about your workplace in the General Information tab below.
Task 1. Review the Key Terms in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and differentiate between the key roles and the responsibilities of the personnel in your workplace.
Task 2. Review Part 2 Section 30 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and evaluate your workplace hazard control and management and describe how you would apply these as a Worker.
Task 3. Review Part 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and explain how Workers are enabled to engage, participate and be represented in matters pertaining to health and safety.
ii. Download the Attestation Form below and ask your Manager to complete, sign and date to verify evidence provided by you.