A round-up of 2016's law changes
Health and safety at work
What: The new law says you need to do what’s “reasonably practicable” to manage health and safety risks at work. This means you’re expected to do what a reasonable person would do in your situation. It’s about taking responsibility for what you can control. You may find that it’s not as hard, expensive or time-consuming as you may think.
Why: The aim is to reduce the number of people killed or hurt at work. In New Zealand, on average 52 people die on the job each year and one in 10 is harmed.