Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

18 Meaning of officer

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, officer, in relation to a PCBU,—

(a)

means, if the PCBU is—

(i)

a company, any person occupying the position of a director of the company by whatever name called:

(ii)

a partnership (other than a limited partnership), any partner:

(iii)

a limited partnership, any general partner:

(iv)

a body corporate or an unincorporated body, other than a company, partnership, or limited partnership, any person occupying a position in the body that is comparable with that of a director of a company; and

(b)

includes any other person occupying a position in relation to the business or undertaking that allows the person to exercise significant influence over the management of the business or undertaking (for example, a chief executive); but

(c)

does not include a Minister of the Crown acting in that capacity; and

(d)

to avoid doubt, does not include a person who merely advises or makes recommendations to a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Act (Aust) s 4