HSE (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2013
The new Regulations came into force on 30 June 2013. They seek to ensure that regulation of petroleum exploration and extraction activities in New Zealand is more consistent with best practice in the United Kingdom and Australia.
The High Hazards Unit works to ensure high standards of safety in New Zealand’s mining, petroleum and geothermal sectors. These industries have inherent and significant hazards – even when managed by highly motivated and safety conscious operators.
Every year hundreds of people are seriously injured at work because the machines they work on are not safe. The Department of Labour has a three-year project under way with the aim of reducing the number of workplace accidents involving unguarded and inadequately guarded machinery.
Health and safety inspectors are enforcing the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 in the construction sector as part of the Preventing Falls from Height project. Find information about enforcement actions and what is expected from contractors.