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. We have 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.