Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999

9 Accident notification

(1)

Every controller must, so far as is reasonably practicable, take steps to ensure that, if an event of the kind described in subclause (2) occurs, the actions described in subclause (3) are carried out.

(2)

The event is one that—

(a)

occurs in a workplace; and

(b)

causes—

(i)

damage that affects the operational safety of equipment; or

(ii)

damage to other property that may affect the safety of equipment; and

(c)

might, in different circumstances, have caused a person to be seriously harmed.

(3)

The actions are—

(a)

notifying WorkSafe as soon as possible after the event; and

(b)

giving WorkSafe, within 7 days of the event’s occurrence, a detailed written report of an investigation of the circumstances of the event carried out by an inspection body or by a chartered professional engineer (as defined in section 6 of the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002) with a qualification in mechanical engineering independent of the controller.

Regulation 9(1): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 9(2)(a): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 9(3)(a): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Regulation 9(3)(b): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Regulation 9(3)(b): amended, on 1 January 2004, by section 76 of the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002 (2002 No 17).