MinterEllisonRuddWatts workshop series: Health and Safety in New Zealand

Health & Safety workshop: Learn how to proactively assess, identify and manage health & safety at work

MinterEllisonRuddWatts workshop series: Health and Safety in New Zealand

This article was provided by MinterEllisonRuddWatts Legal

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ GuideME workplace training programme provides practical and interactive workshops for professionals and in-house legal counsel to upskill on specific areas of the law.

When it comes to training, there is no substitute for experience gained ‘in the field’. That’s why all our sessions are conducted by Partners and other senior lawyers with deep subject matter expertise.

Join us for our Health and Safety workshop series

A healthy and safe workplace will lead to increased performance and productivity, but health and safety risks can be complex and different businesses will have different risks, even without the emergence of COVID-19.

Our comprehensive workshop will provide an overview of the Health and Safety at Work Act, your responsibilities as a business, and how to achieve strong worker engagement and participation, crucial for a healthy and safe workplace.

Who should attend?

These workshops is aimed at Health and Safety representatives and business managers and directors, who want to learn how to proactively assess, identify and manage health and safety at work.

The sessions are highly recommended for all New Zealand-based organisations, as well as Australian-based organisations with responsibilities that reach across the Tasman. We will ensure that the workshop is tailored to reflect attendees’ industries ensuring that workshop content is directly relevant for you and your organisation.

What will be covered?

The Health and Safety at Work Act has outlined duties for businesses to ensure a healthy and safe workplace, and how to engage workers in implementing these processes. By the end of this workshop, you will have an understanding of New Zealand’s health and safety laws and the duties that are imposed on the various actors within that framework including the legal framework, the respective duties for businesses and workers, and how these responsibilities are actively implemented, managed and regulated.

This includes:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and relevant regulations – What is the health and safety framework created by the Act?  
  • PCBUs – What is a PCBU and what are its duties?   
  • The regulator – What powers does WorkSafe have and what trends have emerged from their enforcement actions? 
  • Duties in practice – What are some practical ways for businesses to comply with their duties in practice?   
  • Worker engagement and participation – How do workers engage and participate through Health and Safety Representatives and Committees? 
  • Directors’ duties – What duties do directors have in terms of health and safety?   

You will also understand the practical and technical tools available to help you identify and manage your organisation’s health and safety risks, including when things go wrong.

When are the workshops?

All three workshops will be online via Zoom.

Part one: Wednesday, 22 May 2024: 1pm - 2:20pm (NZST) / 11am - 12:20pm (AEST)

Part two: Wednesday, 29 May 2024: 1pm - 2:20pm (NZST) / 11am - 12:20pm (AEST)

Part three: Wednesday, 5 June 2024: 1pm - 2:20pm (NZST) / 11am - 12:20pm (AEST)

Cost

NZD1450 +GST for all three sessions, with attendees receiving a comprehensive workbook with practical guides and examples written by our expert employment lawyers.

Sign up

For more information on this workshop and others visit the MinterEllisonRuddWatts website.

Training sessions at your workplace

Sometimes it’s more convenient to have a tailored training. We can conduct all our GuideME workshops either at your workplace in Auckland or Wellington, or online for just your team. Email [email protected] to request more information.

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