Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Amendment Regulations 2012

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Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Amendment Regulations 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 19th day of November 2012

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 21 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Labour given after the requirements in section 21(2) of that Act have been met, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Amendment Regulations 2012.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 15 December 2012.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 20 amended (Publication of safety audit standards)
  • After regulation 20(3), insert:

    • (3A) Safety audit standards must include standards or requirements to manage the risks of drug and alcohol use by operators, employees, or other persons through whom adventure activities are provided.

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 15 December 2012, amend the Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2011 (the principal regulations).

The principal regulations require that any safety audit standards published by the Secretary for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment for adventure activity operators specify standards or requirements for reducing the risks of providing those adventure activities.

This amendment requires that any published safety audit standards include standards or requirements addressing the risks of drug or alcohol use by persons providing adventure activities.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 November 2012.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.