Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers' Collective Agreement
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Part Three: Health and Safety
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers’ Collective Agreement
Effective: 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2024
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3.1 Health and Safety
3.1.1 Te Kura and the employees covered by this collective agreement recognise the importance of supporting Health and Safety. Appropriate provision will be available, in line with relevant legislation or code and the school policies and procedures, and is outlined on the school intranet.
3.1.2 Attention is also drawn to the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015(external link).
3.2 Reporting Accidents
3.2.1 Accidents and injuries can be prevented. All work accidents must be promptly reported and the accident recorded in the accident register, preferably on the day of the accident.
3.3.1 In situations where teachers may be at significantly increased risk of acquiring Hepatitis B (or any other transferable and notifiable diseases) because of the nature of their work, immunisation will be provided by the employer. In all situations where a risk of being infected by the Hepatitis B virus or other transferable and notifiable diseases exists, it shall be the duty of the employer to require safe working practices on the part of the teacher and to ensure appropriate hygiene practices to reduce such risk to a minimum.