Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Information sharing

197 Sharing of information between regulator and regulatory agencies

(1)

Subject to any enactment,—

(a)

the regulator may provide a regulatory agency with any information, or a copy of any document, that it—

(i)

holds in relation to the performance or exercise of its functions, duties, or powers under or in relation to the relevant health and safety legislation; and

(ii)

considers may assist the regulatory agency in the performance or exercise of the regulatory agency’s functions, duties, or powers under or in relation to any enactment; and

(b)

a regulatory agency may provide the regulator with any information, or a copy of any document, that it—

(i)

holds in relation to the performance or exercise of its functions, duties, or powers under or in relation to any enactment; and

(ii)

considers may assist the regulator in the performance or exercise of its functions, duties, or powers under or in relation to the relevant health and safety legislation.

(2)

If subsection (1)(a) or (b) applies, the regulator or regulatory agency (as the case may be) may impose conditions that it thinks fit relating to the provision of the information or document, including conditions relating to—

(a)

the storage and use of, or access to, anything provided:

(b)

the copying, returning, or disposing of copies of any documents provided.

(3)

However, if ACC receives any information or document from the regulator under subsection (1), it must not use that information or document in connection with making decisions about cover or entitlements under the Accident Compensation Act 2001.

(4)

Nothing in this section limits the Privacy Act 1993.

(5)

This section applies despite anything to the contrary in any contract, deed, or document.