This event is now in the past. It took place on Wednesday 12 June 2024.

Our refreshed strategy has a focus on making a difference to the most serious harm in New Zealand workplaces. It defines the wider health and safety at work system (te aronga matua) and reflects our role in the system (kawa), how we will undertake that role (tikanga), where we will focus our effort (kaupapa), and how we will measure our impact (mātauranga).

Join our Chief Executive Steve Haszard on Wednesday 12 June 2024 from 3–4pm for this online Q&A session.

Event information

Ask a question on the day

If you’d like to ask a question on the day, make sure you join the session on a laptop or desktop. We’ve found that there is limited function on mobile phones and using the web browser Safari. If you find you cannot ask a question, try a different browser or you can email communications@worksafe.govt.nz.

Send us a question in advance

If you’d like to send your question through in advance, email it to communications@worksafe.govt.nz. We recommend this if you have a question and are planning on joining the session on your mobile phone.

Technical support during the session

If you are having technical difficulties, you can email communications@worksafe.govt.nz. We may be able to help you troubleshoot if you run into any issues.

Ground rules of engagement

We welcome questions that are respectful and on-topic. We ask that you don’t use offensive language or post content that is harmful. If we feel like you have breached these conditions, you may be removed from the session.

About our strategy

WorkSafe’s refreshed strategy is the first of three documents that define how we will undertake our role as Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary work health and safety regulator. Our new approach has three components:

  1. A simple and clear strategy that defines the wider health and safety at work system and reflects our role in the system, how we will undertake that role, where we will focus our effort, and how we will measure our impact.
  2. A functional model that defines the key functions WorkSafe must do well to deliver our strategy.
  3. An operating plan that brings the strategy to life and sets out our organisational priorities, initiatives, and activities; how resources will be allocated; and the outcomes we aim to achieve. 

Together the three documents will demonstrate how WorkSafe will effectively and efficiently undertake our role. Both the functional model and operating plan, which provide the delivery detail, are well into development and will be publicly available in the coming weeks.