Workplace Health and Safety Essentials – New Zealand

  • 6 Topics | 21m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Every year, many workers die and many more are seriously injured while doing their jobs. New Zealand work health and safety legislation is designed to make workplaces safer for everyone. This course provides an overview of the legislation and how it applies to both employers and workers. It covers common causes of workplace incidents and the impact these incidents can have, employers' and workers' responsibilities under the law, the identification of workplace hazards and the risk assessment process. It also explains the hierarchy of controls for eliminating or minimising workplace risks, requirements for worker consultation about health and safety issues and required steps for responding to and reporting health and safety incidents in the workplace. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Advisian, the independent consulting arm of WorleyParsons. Please note, course materials and content are provided solely for informational purposes and were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. You should not rely on them or use them to form the basis for any opinion, decision, contract, commitment or action whatsoever, with respect to any proposed transaction or otherwise.


  • recognize the consequences of workplace safety incidents
  • identify the duties of employers under New Zealand work health and safety laws
  • identify the duties of workers under New Zealand work health and safety laws
  • recognise how to identify workplace health and safety hazards
  • identify the general steps to take in a risk assessment
  • recognise types of controls and how to implement them in accordance with the hierarchy of controls for eliminating or minimising workplace health and safety risks
  • identify when PCBUs are required to consult with workers regarding health and safety
  • identify the requirements for responding to and reporting a workplace health and safety incident


  • Which Health and Safety Legislation Applies to You?
  • Employers' Health and Safety Duties
  • Workers' Health and Safety Duties
  • Recognising Hazards and Assessing Risks
  • Implementing Controls for Workplace Risks
  • Consultation and Reporting Requirements