Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill

  • defeated on 03 April 2019

Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill

Member’s Bill

30—1

Explanatory note

General policy statement

Volunteer associations play an important part in New Zealand. There are a range of volunteer associations which employ a limited number of employees, usually for very specific tasks.

This Bill amends the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to allow volunteer associations that employ a person or persons for not greater than 100 hours per week to be excluded from the definition of a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).

Clause by clause analysis

Clause 1 is the Title clause.

Clause 2 is the commencement clause.

Clause 3 specifies that the Bill amends the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the principal Act)

Clause 4 amends section 17 of the principal Act to change the definition of volunteer association to include associations which have people in paid employment for the association for no greater than 100 hours per week.