Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA)
NZQA Unit Standard 19521
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) is the legislation that governs occupational health and safety in New Zealand.
It is the responsibility of all employers to ensure the safety of their employees, as well as any other person who may be affected by their work activities. This includes providing information, instruction, training, supervision and appropriate equipment to protect workers from injury or illness arising out of or in connection with their work.
If you are an employer, you need to comply with this act. One of the procedures to ensure compliance is to have your health and safety personnel undergo training and receive this qualification. This way you can educate your staff about workplace hazards and provide a safe working environment.
In this course, the learner will be able to outline his or her responsibilities under the HSWA.
People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
- Describe the intention and coverage of the HSWA
- Demonstrate knowledge of duties and responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace
- Outline the legally required health and safety systems in the workplace
- Demonstrate knowledge of the administration and enforcement requirements of the HSWA
NZQA Unit Standard covered:
- NZQA Unit Standard 19521, Level 4, Credits 5 – Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA)