Health and Safety Law Changes - What you need to know
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is now effect from 4 April 2016.
Hospitality New Zealand supports good health and safety practice and encourages all hospitality businesses to take time now to revise and improve existing health and safety processes to remain compliant under the new legislation.
The new law recognises that each business is best placed to know what it should do to meet its health and safety requirements. So looking at the day to day application of the new legislation you will need to focus on risk management as opposed to hazard avoidance in the workplace.
If you haven't already, now is the time to familiarise yourself with the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Health and Safety Learning Module
If you would like to know more about Health and Safety in Hospitality Businesses, Hospitality New Zealand members can access this Online Learning Module created by Intuto with support from the Hospitality Training Trust (HTT).
The online module includes videos, examples, tips and ideas to help you navigate the new act and better understand how you can help your staff stay safe and healthy.
In addition to the module, an online training template is also available which operators can reference and use to implement their own Health and Safety plans with their staff.
Hospitality New Zealand members may click the button below to learn more...
What can I do now?
If your business already has a strong commitment to health and safety, you are probably well placed ahead of the new legislation. Having said this, you should also take the time now to revise and improve your existing health and safety processes to be compliant under the new legislation.
If you don’t have any health and safety processes in place, now is a good time to set these up. Members can call their Regional Manager
on 0800 500 503 for assistance.
Hospitality New Zealand's member resources on health and safety is now available
The Fact Sheet and Toolkit resources must be read together as they highlight the areas of responsibility, risk assessment, notifiable events and advice on reviewing the health and safety processes in your business. See the links below to download your own copies. Please have your membership number and password ready.
Fact Sheet and Toolkit: Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Health and Safety at Work - Templates
All Hospitality New Zealand business resources are available from your member dashboard - please click here
If you are a Hospitality NZ member and have some questions about the key changes under the new legislation, please contact your Regional Manager
on 0800 500 503.
Hospitality NZ offers a 24/7 advisory service, so you will always be able to get the advice you need, when you need it.