Health and Safety NZ for Managers - Duties of PCBUs

Health and Safety NZ for Managers - Duties of PCBUs

Module 3 of the course "Health and Safety NZ for Managers".

GRC Solutions
Updated Jun 20, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Outline a PCBU's primary duty of care to workers and others
  • Explain the duty to manage health and safety risks
  • Discuss a PCBU's duties in relation to managing notifiable events
  • Discuss a PCBU's duties in relation to emergencies and first aid, training and the provision of protective equipment
  • Discuss a PCBU's duties in relation to activities involving plant, substances or structures
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.