Worksafe New Zealand
WorkSafe New Zealand is New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator.
New Zealand has unacceptably high rates of workplace fatalities, serious harm injuries and work-related disease and illness. We are working collaboratively to achieve a 25 percent reduction by 2020 of the workplace death and injury toll. Work is also underway to establish occupational health reduction targets.
Our focus is to embed and promote good workplace health and safety practices. We are also the regulator for electricity and gas safety in the workplace and home.
WorkSafe's approximately 350 staff are located in 20 offices across New Zealand.
We work closely with employers, employees and others to:
- educate them about their workplace health and safety responsibilities
- engage them in making changes that reduce the chances of harm
- enforce workplace health and safety legislation.