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30.1 WorkSafe guidance

Part A

Information for volunteers

Reasonably practicable [PDF, 44 KB]

Identifying, assessing, and managing work risks [PDF, 404 KB]

Case study: Tikanga approach to health and safety builds a stronger business

What events need to be notified

Overlapping duties

Health and safety by design: an introduction

PCBUs working together: Section 2: Building health and safety into contract management

Part B


Whole body vibration – information for businesses

Hand-arm vibration – information for businesses

Manual handling


Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)

Local exhaust ventilation

Hazardous substances

Hazardous substances Risk Management

Hazardous substances Safety data sheets

Hazardous substances Emergency plans

Hazardous substances Information, instruction, supervision, and training

Temperature at work

Working safely in extreme temperatures

Protecting workers from solar radiation



WorkSafe’s position on impairment and testing for drugs at work

Work-related stress


Part C

Managing worksite traffic

Safe reversing and spotting practices

Seatbelts – a guide for businesses

Keeping workers safe when servicing machinery

Working at height

Excavation Safety

General risk and workplace management Part 2


Part D

General risk and workplace management Part 1

General risk and workplace management Part 2

First aid at work

Worker accommodation

Personal protective equipment – a guide for businesses

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)

Protective clothing

Protecting your workers’ eyes

Religious or cultural attire and health and safety

Providing information, training, instruction, or supervision for workers

Worker engagement and participation

Worker representation through Health and Safety Representatives and Health and Safety Committees

Worker engagement, participation, and representation

Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act

Worker representation

Health and Safety Committees

Health and Safety Representatives


30.2 Legislation

New Zealand Legislation – Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA)(external link)

Meaning of PCBU section 17 of HSWA(external link)

Reasonably practicable section 22 of HSWA(external link)

Primary duty of care section 36 of HSWA(external link)

Duty to engage with workers section 58 of HSWA(external link)

Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017(external link)


30.3 Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

New Zealand Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (external link)

30.4 Other

Health and disability commission(external link)

Government Procurement Rules(external link)

Ministry of Health: Workplace infectious disease prevention(external link)

National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA)(external link)

KiwiRail: Permit to Enter(external link)

New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group Guidance for working safely near utilities and services(external link)

New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group National code of practice for utility operators’ access to transport corridors(external link)

NZECP34 The NZ Electrical Code of Practice for Electrical Safe Distances(external link)

CHASNZ ConstructSafe(external link)

Austroads’ Guide to Temporary Traffic Management(external link)