WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013

10 WorkSafe New Zealand’s functions

WorkSafe New Zealand’s functions are to—

(a)

advise on the operation of the work health and safety system, including co-ordination across the different components of the system:

(b)

make recommendations for changes to improve the effectiveness of the work health and safety system, including legislative changes:

(c)

monitor and enforce compliance with relevant health and safety legislation:

(ca)

publish information about—

(i)

its approach to enforcing compliance with relevant health and safety legislation (including where a provision of relevant health and safety legislation overlaps with a provision in another enactment); and

(ii)

its performance standards for completing investigations in relation to enforcing compliance with relevant health and safety legislation:

(d)

make recommendations about the level of any funding (including fees or levies) that WorkSafe New Zealand requires to effectively carry out its functions:

(e)

develop codes of practice:

(ea)

develop safe work instruments:

(f)

provide guidance, advice, and information on work health and safety to—

(i)

persons who have duties under the relevant health and safety legislation; and

(ii)

the public:

(g)

promote and support research, education, and training in work health and safety:

(h)

collect, analyse, and publish statistics and other information relating to work health and safety:

(i)

engage in, promote, and co-ordinate the sharing of information with other agencies and interested persons that contribute to work health and safety:

(j)

foster a co-operative and consultative relationship between persons who have duties under the relevant health and safety legislation and the persons to whom they owe duties and their representatives in relation to work health and safety:

(ja)

foster a co-operative and consultative relationship with the EPA when carrying out its functions, duties, and powers in respect of hazardous substances:

(k)

promote and co-ordinate the implementation of work health and safety initiatives by establishing partnerships or collaborating with other agencies or interested persons in a coherent, efficient, and effective way:

(l)

perform or exercise any other functions or powers conferred on WorkSafe New Zealand by or under any other enactment:

(m)

perform any additional function that the Minister directs under section 112 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Section 10(a): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(b): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(ca): inserted, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(2) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(ea): inserted, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(3) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(f): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(g): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(g): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(4) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(h): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(i): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(j): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(ja): inserted, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(5) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).

Section 10(k): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 74).