WorkSafe New Zealand Bill

  • enacted

Hon Simon Bridges

WorkSafe New Zealand Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the committee of the whole House


Bill note


1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Interpretation

4 Act binds the Crown

Part 2
WorkSafe New Zealand

5 WorkSafe New Zealand established

6 WorkSafe New Zealand is Crown entity

7 WorkSafe New Zealand's board

8 Advisory groups

WorkSafe New Zealand's main objective and functions

9 WorkSafe New Zealand's main objective

10 WorkSafe New Zealand's functions

Part 3
Transition to WorkSafe New Zealand and consequential amendments

Transfer of employees

11 Restriction on compensation for technical redundancy

12 Terms and conditions of transferred employees

12 Employment of transferred employee to be treated as continuous employment

13 Transferred employees bound by collective agreement

14 Government Superannuation fund

Transfer of contracts

15 Transfer of contracts to WorkSafe New Zealand

15A Transfer of other documents to WorkSafe New Zealand

Consequences of transfers of functions, etc

16 Consequences of transfer of functions under relevant health and safety legislation to WorkSafe New Zealand

16A Transitional provision relating to legal services in respect of functions transferred to WorkSafe New Zealand

17 Consequences of transfer of collective agreement or contract to WorkSafe New Zealand

Continuation of appointments under relevant health and safety legislation

18 Continuation of inspectors and enforcement officers

18A Continuation and renaming of departmental medical practitioners

Amendments to other enactments

19 Amendments to other enactments


Schedule 1
Amendments relating to WorkSafe New Zealand


Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: