Health and safety management

Find out about health and safety guidelines for a range of property-related activities

On this page:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Property-related health and safety management
  • Comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act

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.

Property-related health and safety management

Find health and safety guidance specific to school property.

Managing contractors

Critical risk activities

Urgent work

Facilities and fixtures

Hazardous materials and substances

Drinking water

Weathertightness

Fire

'Specified systems and features'

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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