HSWA is New Zealand's workplace health and safety law and sets out the principles, duties and rights in relation to health and safety. Regardless of who you are, we want you to understand what it means for you.
Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) are a well-established example of worker participation and can also support worker engagement. HSRs provide workers with a formal, visible way to have a say in work health and safety.
A worker can stop or refuse to carry out work if they believe that the work is unsafe or would expose them to a serious health and safety risk. Where attempts have been made and have failed to resolve a cessation of work issue, the PCBU, HSR or worker can request WorkSafe to assist.