Health and safety management

Find out about property and vehicle related health and safety management.

Roles and responsibilities

Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

The Health and Safety at Work Act introduced a new approach to workplace health and safety by adopting broad coverage and involving all types of modern business and working relationships.

The Act requires Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) such as the Ministry of Education, Boards of Trustees, Contractors and Consultants, to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with other PCBUs who share health and safety duties on the same matter.

Health and safety management

Find health and safety guidance specific to school property, traffic and school transport.

Managing contractors

Critical risk activities

Urgent work

Hazardous materials and substances

Facilities and fixtures

Drinking water

Weathertightness

Fire

'Specified systems and features'

Vehicles

Comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act

To help your school comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act, you can review your health and safety system against the 11 key components of an effective health and safety system:

The following guide is a supplementary resource to support people involved in governance and leadership at schools/kura to develop a clear understanding of what the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 means for them.

Read the Health and Safety at Work Act:

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