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We are operating at reduced capacity due to the COVID 19 alert level four requirements.
Please only call our 0800 number if someone is at serious risk of harm or has been seriously injured, become seriously ill, or died as a result of work.
For other notifications please complete our online forms at Notify WorkSafe.
Laws and regulations
We are responsible for administering legislation that covers a range of topics including health and safety at work, hazardous substances, and electricity and gas.Read more
In addition to the Acts, we administer a significant number of regulations related to the management of those Acts within New ZealandRead more
Safe Work Instruments
Safe work instruments are a new type of tool in the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA), and are a type of subordinate instrument (sometimes called tertiary legislation)Read more
Here you can find out more about our prosecution process, and read court summaries of completed prosecutions since we were established in 2013.Read more
Whether you‘re a representative from a large organisation, a self-employed contractor or an interested member of the public, your views are important to us and we encourage you to have your say.Read more
Enforceable undertakings are voluntary agreements between WorkSafe and a duty holder. They are legally binding and are generally used as an alternative to prosecution.Read more
Electricity and gas gazette notices that have been formally issued establishing prohibitions, declared articles and other regulatory instruments under the provisions of Acts and RegulationsRead more
Operational policy framework
Our operational policies are primarily intended for our own internal use but are published to provide transparency. They state our approach to carrying out our regulatory functionsRead more
Restricted entry intervals for pesticides
Under regulation 13.23 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017, we can set restricted entry intervals for a pesticide to protect persons from the toxic effects of a substance.Read more
Signage requirements for vertebrate toxic agents
Under regulation 13.19 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017, WorkSafe can specify a period of time for which a PCBU with management or control of work involving a vertebrate toxic agent being applied or laid will must ensure that compliant signage is displayed.Read more