What does the Health and Safety Reform Bill mean for your business? - Part 5 What Are The Duties Of Workers And Others?

23/09/2014 11:34

WorkSafe NZ is providing a serious of updates that seek to explain different parts of the proposed Health and Safety Bill.

These updates provide an overview of the key parts of the Bill as introduced to Parliament, to help you understand some of its key concepts. This will help ensure you’re prepared for when the law comes into effect in 2015.

If you would like to know more about how this will affect your business call Health and Safety East Coast on 0272878747 or email us at healthsafe_ec@yahoo.com

 

What Are The Duties Of Workers And Others?


Workers have specific health and safety duties when they are at work. Other people in the workplace, such as visitors or customers, also have some health and safety duties – it’s all about taking your share of the responsibility for what you can control.

The inclusion of health and safety duties of workers and other persons at a workplace ensures that every workplace participant has a statutory duty for health and safety and must take reasonable care to fulfil that duty. This underlines the idea that health and safety at work is the responsibility of everyone who is there.

 

Health and Safety duty to:

Workers

Other people at workplace

Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety

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Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons

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Comply, so far as reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is given to them by the PCBU to allow the PCBU to comply with the law

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Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the PCBU relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers

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