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Understanding the law
WorkSafe's role as a regulator
As New Zealand’s work health and safety regulator, our role is to engage, educate and enforce to embed and promote healthy and safe work practices so that everyone that goes to work comes home healthy and safe.Read more
Primary duty of care
Under HSWA, a business or undertaking (PCBU) must look after the health and safety of its workers and any other workers it influences or directs.Read more
Businesses working together for the health and safety of everyone in the workplace is a fundamental part of HSWA's design.Read more
Businesses who are in the supply chain have a duty to ensure that the work they do or the things they provide to other workplaces don't create health and safety risks.Read more
Find out more about how HSWA applies to volunteers and officers who are volunteers.Read more