Health and safety: legal responsibilities

Lawyer Ron Qin provides a breakdown of the main health and safety obligations and how they apply to everyday scenarios landscapers face

It has been over five years since the passing of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act). Several related regulations were also passed not long after.

The words ‘health and safety’ are thrown around often and it can be daunting at times, especially when you are on the receiving end. Having been on both sides of the fence with WorkSafe New Zealand and the private sector myself, I am in a good position to provide some practical insights for landscapers.

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