Health and Safety NZ for Employees - Health and safety at work

Health and Safety NZ for Employees - Health and safety at work

Module 1 of the course "Health and Safety NZ for Employees".

GRC Solutions
Updated Jun 25, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Explain the role of health and safety at work and your role within it
  • Define the objectives of the HSW Act and the categories of people it captures
  • Discuss the nature of duties
  • Outline a PCBU’s duties to engage with workers
  • Outline a PCBU’s duty to consult with other duty holders and how to practically minimise risk
Course Description

Your right to a safe workplace

Everyone who goes to work should come home from work safely. But hundreds of people are still seriously injured or die from work-related diseases in New Zealand every year. Based on the Australian model work health and safety laws, the new Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act (2015) emphasises the role of safety leadership and management responsibility in identifying and eliminating risks to workers’ safety. It also highlights the need for people within a business to cooperate and collaborate with each other to reduce the number of workplace injuries and deaths.

Health and safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. Our New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety course provides a detailed overview of all the rights and responsibilities provided by the HSW Act. New concepts, such as the Person Conducting the Business or Undertaking (PCBU), are placed in a practical context. The course also covers the role of WorkSafe New Zealand and the enforcement of the law, and ongoing worker participation and representation practices.

The New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety course teaches learners to be conscious of their own health and safety behaviours and to apply critical assessments to anything that could cause illness, injury or death. Workers will learn how to take reasonable care of their own and fellow workers’ health and safety. Managers and supervisors will be trained in understanding influence and control in an organisation affects health and safety leadership responsibilities. Working together means working smarter and working safer.

Who should do this training?

This course provides critical safety training to workers of all levels. The content has a practical focus and is written in easy-to-understand terms. General modules cater to all workers, while specific modules apply to senior management.