H&S In Nz

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H&S In Nz

  1. 1. Health & Safety in New Zealand Tourguiding.wordpress.com Health and Safety in New Zealand How it works
  2. 3. Acts of Parliament <ul><li>Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety Amendment Act 2002 </li></ul>
  3. 4. Rules, Regulations, Obligations <ul><li>Determined by ACC and OSH boards who make recommendations to Government </li></ul><ul><li>ACC - Accident Compensation Corporation – a compulsory government insurance scheme designed to help compensate people injured through work or sport </li></ul><ul><li>OSH - Occupational Safety and Health Department – design and implement regulation & investigate workplace accidents </li></ul>
  4. 5. Best Practice Guidelines <ul><li>Activity guidelines determined by industry experts </li></ul><ul><li>In tourism, it is NZ Mountain Safety Council (NZMSC), NZ Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) </li></ul><ul><li>In conjunction with Rules, Regulations and Obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Used in Industry as accepted best practice </li></ul>
  5. 6. Operational Safety Plans <ul><li>All business’s have a Safety Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Protect Employees, Guests, Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate, Minimize, Isolate </li></ul><ul><li>Details Emergency Procedure </li></ul>
  6. 7. Safety Plans: Manage Hazards Prevent Accidents Keep People Safe
  7. 8. Accidents in Work Place <ul><li>OSH Investigates </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a reoccurring accident? </li></ul><ul><li>Was it employee/er negligence? </li></ul><ul><li>Can end in court </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to Acts of Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to Best Practice Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>ACC Levies Rise </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation of business can be affected </li></ul>
  8. 9. Health and Safety in New Zealand Operation Safety Plans Manage Hazards and Prevent Accidents Best practice guidelines Acts of Parliament Rules Regulation Obligation OSH and ACC

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