Guide to Working in New Zealand

Health and Safety

Employers must provide a safe workplace, with proper training, supervision and equipment.

This duty includes identifying, assessing and managing hazards, and investigating health and safety incidents. Employers are also required to report serious injuries at work to the Ministry. Employees must take reasonable care  to keep themselves safe, and to avoid causing harm to other people by the way they do their work. Employees may refuse work likely to cause them serious harm and have the right to participate in improving health and safety.