WorkSafe (with input from Waka Kotahi and wider industry) has been developing new guidance for road and roadside work. It is now ready for consultation/feedback.

You are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft good practice guidelines.

When reviewing these draft guidelines, please note:

  • The target audience for these guidelines is PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking) that fund, plan and undertake work activities on or near roads in New Zealand.   
  • After the content of these guidelines has been confirmed, additional shorter guidance will be developed for workers.  However, these guidelines should be able to be understood by any person who chooses to read it. 
  • These guidelines are intended to sit alongside Waka Kotahi’s Code of practice of temporary traffic management (COPTTM).  COPTTM is currently being reviewed.  The good practice guidelines will be updated as required to make sure they align with COPTTM updates as and when they occur. This may be before or after the good practice guidelines have been published. 
  • As the guidelines are in a draft format, some illustrations may appear in low resolution.  Once the content has been confirmed, the guidelines with be reformatted and made beautiful by our design team.  
  • Please use the feedback form provided. 

Consultation documents

How to respond

Feedback is due by 13 September 2021. (This deadline has been moved out a week in response to the COVID-19 lockdown). 

Completed feedback forms can be sent to:



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