Health & Safety

The Health and Safety at Work Act came into force on April 4, 2016 with additional Health and Safety requirements, as the Government looks to substantially reduce New Zealand’s terrible work safety record.

It is important that Health and Safety is given a priority now and not delayed.

HRNZ have resources to assist Clubs and can also advise other sector groups (ie. Trainers, Breeders, Owners, Drivers) as to where they can get assistance and guidance if required, plus your local WorkSafe representative will also be available to assist.

Club Resoures
Sector Resources
Health & Safety Circulars

In addition to the above information, WorkSafe websites have advice and forms to assist you, here are some links.

http://www.saferfarms.org.nz/make-a-plan/

http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/information-guidance/guidance-by-industry/agriculture

http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/information-guidance/guidance-by-industry/construction

http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/information-guidance/guidance-by-industry/hsno

In case some of the trainers have tree plots as part of their farms or as shares - http://forestry.worksafe.govt.nz/guides/