WorkSafe Information

Keep up with the latest WorkSafe NZ safety messages

Changes to Working with Asbestos

The regulations for working around asbestos changed on the 4 April 2016. Go to the WorkSafe site for more information.


Prevention of Falls while Working at Height

Falls from any height can and do result in serious injury.  Preventing falls from height is a priority for the WorkSafe NZ and it expects employers and contractors, with staff working at height to actively manage this significant hazard.

'Doing nothing to prevent a fall from height is not an option.' Check the Guidelines for more information, fact sheets and other information.


Safe Use of Machinery

The Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Use of Machinery outlines the hazards that come with using machinery in the workplace, potential injuries and how best to control hazards. Check out other links to useful fact sheets and toolkits



WorkSafe NZ have produced guidelines to assist those working in the construction industry. These provide guidance for working safely in known areas of risk, providing expectations and suggestions for training and controls.  

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WorkSafe NZ also provide newsletters on topics of specific interest.

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