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New Zealand Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015

The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) came into effect on 4 April 2016, with an aim to improve the poor workplace health and safety record of New Zealand, by reducing the injury and death toll by 25 per cent by 2020.

This mean all businesses, no matter the industry have a duty of care to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that their workplace is without risks that may impact the health and safety of any person. 

Does your business have adequate safe systems of work in place?

Risk management and the implementation of systems and processes to guide actions and behaviours form an essential part of the HSWA safe systems. 

To assist New Zealand businesses in implementing useable systems to manage risks and meet regulatory requirements, SafetyCulture have developed a suite of health and safety documents.

Health & Safety at Work Management Systems (HSWMS)

Provides a practical guide for employers to manage occupational health and safety in their workplace. Full of essential policies, procedures, forms, checklists, registers, emergency plan and worker induction handbook our systems aim to guide and help your business provide a safe and compliant workplace.

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Work Method Statements (WMS)

Work Method Statements are a valuable tool that can be used to provide information, training or instruction to workers. Although there is no specific requirement for a document called a ‘Work Method Statement’ in New Zealand they have become such a common tool that many businesses use them as part of their safety systems. SafetyCulture can assist your business in providing this training with our pre-filled customisable WMS templates.

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OHS Tools & Forms

Keeping health and safety records is essential to helping your business meet regulatory requirements, monitor health and safety performance and document risks. Maintain adequate health and safety records for your business with our comprehensive library of workplace safety forms, checklist and registers

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Safe Operating Procedures (SOP)

Safe Operating Procedures provide businesses with a way to deliver training, information and instruction in a simple and easy to follow document. Outlining step-by-step safe processes for the use of specific equipment and work activities, SOPs an help your workforce recognise and manage risks. Over 50 SOPs to choose from.

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Blank SWMS Master Template

Write your own Work Method Statement using our blank SWMS template.