Changes to health and safety (H&S) legislation came into
effect from April this year. Chapman Tripp partner Garth Gallaway spoke to HRM
TV about how employers have adapted to those changes.
“A lot of [employers] were concerned about the changes,
because post Pike River, the changes were signalled a long time ago – so a lot
of them have been taking steps in the last 24 months or so,” Gallaway said.
“Some have not taken steps and are finding themselves
anxious and worried about the new penalties that have come in, and the new
systems. The advice we are giving to
people is that if they have had good systems in place in the past, they have
nothing to fear in the new legislation. It really does just codify what’s been
in place in the past.”
Click here to watch the video.
Garth also spoke to Safeguard magazine about how employers can ensure their health and safety messages are being understood by employees. Click here to see the article.