Health and Safety at Work (Worker Engagement, Participation, and Representation) Regulations 2016

2016/16

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Health and Safety at Work (Worker Engagement, Participation, and Representation) Regulations 2016

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of February 2016

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under sections 211, 214, and 218, and clause 12(1)(b) of Schedule 2, of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety made after complying with section 217 of that Act.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Interpretation
4Transitional, savings, and related provisions
5High-risk sectors or industries for purposes of sections 62(4)(b) and 66(3)(b) of Act
6Default ratio of health and safety representatives to workers in work group
7Duty in relation to determination of work groups and number of health and safety representatives if work group does not comprise all workers in business or undertaking
8Withdrawal from and variation of agreements concerning multiple PCBU work group arrangements
9Eligibility to nominate candidates
10Eligibility to stand for election
11Eligibility to vote at election
12Duty in relation to timing of election requested by worker
13Elections
14Secret ballots
15Candidates elected if nominations fewer than or equal to vacancies
16Duty in relation to election
17Prohibition on unreasonable delay of election and interfering with or influencing workers voting in election
18Term of office for health and safety representatives
19Resignation and removal from office of health and safety representatives
20Duty to maintain list of health and safety representatives
21Training required for purposes of sections 70(a) and 85(a) of Act
22Types of health and safety representative training
23Choice of training
24Duty in relation to access to training for health and safety representatives
25Sharing of costs for training in multiple PCBU arrangements
26Duty in relation to maximum total number of days’ paid leave to be allowed to health and safety representatives for training
27Duty to give notice of decision on health and safety committee
28Membership of health and safety committees
29Meeting requirements for health and safety committees
30Issue that inspector may decide under section 99(3) of Act
Explanatory note
Administrative Information