Professional Skills

Health and Safety: Manager's Role

Show us you know how to meet the due diligence requirements of managers defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

  • Level 5
  • Credits 8
Let's do it $199.00 NZD (GST incl.) Assessment

Assessment

You are required to submit evidence of the following:

  1. Differentiate between the roles and responsibilities in accordance with health and safety legislation.
  2. Describe the process for investigation of an accident in own work area in accordance with health and safety legislation and the organisation’s requirements.
  3. Manage and support workers to engage with health and safety processes in accordance with health and safety legislation and the organisation’s requirements.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of health and safety management in own work area in accordance with health and safety legislation and the organisation’s requirements.

 

All work for this EduBit must be your own.

Instructions

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 Zealand health and safety legislation includes key changes in terminology and focus, particularly with regard to all personnel (employers and employers) and roles and responsibilities in ALL workplaces.

 

Note 1. All task requirements must be carried out in accordance with Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015.

Note 2. The Accident Report form requirements must include:

 

Additional documents that must be provided to support the Accident Investigation Report are:

 

Note 3. Tasks 2 and 3 require the completion of the Attestation Form by your workers, including signing, dating and providing feedback (at least two (2) examples) to support their attestations. In total, you will need to upload 4 versions of the Attestation Form completed by four (4) workers.

You will need to download the Attestation Form from the Resources section and upload the completed document to the Attestation Form tab on the website. You will need to download the Attestation Form from the Resources section and upload the completed document to the Attestation Form tab on the website.

Learning Recommendations

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2015/0070/latest/DLM5976660.html 

WorkSafe New Zealand

www.worksafe.govt.nz/worksafe/hswa

WorkSafe New Zealand Special Guide

www.worksafe.govt.nz/worksafe/information-guidance/legal-framework/introduction-to-the-hsw-act-2015

Worksafe Introduction

http://hsu.caa.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Worksafe-Introduction-to-HSWA.pdf

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