Health and Safety requirements for boards and school leaders

These guides and tools are intended as a supplementary resource that will support the people involved in governance and leadership at schools/kura to develop a clear understanding of what the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) means for them. However, the primary source of information must be the HSWA itself, the Regulations made under the HSWA and WorkSafe New Zealand.

This guide provides an overview of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), and outlines the responsibilities of boards of trustees (boards) and school leaders under it. We recommend all schools read this guide.

Example policies/procedures


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