Proposed safe work instruments
We are consulting on two proposed hazardous substances Safe Work Instruments (SWIs) that will commence alongside the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 on 1 December 2017.
Proposed Safe Work Instruments
The two proposed SWIs are:
Purpose of the proposed Safe Work Instruments
The proposed SWIs are required to incorporate existing Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (the HSNO regime) requirements into the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the HSWA regime).
Your submissions will help us determine whether the proposed SWIs will enable those currently operating in accordance with requirements imposed under the HSNO regime to continue can be compliant under the HSWA regime
To learn more, see the public consultation document
Summary of submissions
WorkSafe has reviewed submissions received on the following two proposed safe work instruments:
- Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances – Charging LPG Cylinders of Less than 110 kg Water Capacity) Safe Work Instrument 2017
- Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances – Requirements for Specified Fumigants) Safe Work Instrument 2017
The submissions summary provides WorkSafe’s analysis of the feedback received and records resulting changes made to the SWIs.
How to have your say
When submitting your feedback, use the response form for that particular SWI.
Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.
The consultation timeframe is shorter to ensure these are available by 1 December 2017 and because:
- We have previously consulted on the SWI Requirements for Specified Fumigants and we are re-consulting on a specific substance recently approved by the EPA and requirements that need to apply to the substance under HSWA.
- The SWI for Requirements for Charging LPG Cylinders Other than by Approved Fillers is targeting feedback from the LPG industry specifically - we are seeking comments from the LPG industry in particular.
If you require any further information you can email us at
Your submission may be made public
Once you make your submission, anyone can ask for it under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA). Further information is available atwww.legislation.govt.nz(external link)