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Changes to health and safety compliance codes

January 27, 2020

A number of minor amendments have been made to 11 occupational health and safety compliance codes and public comment is sought in relation to proposed changes to the First Aid in the Workplace compliance. 

First Aid in the Workplace Compliance code

The proposed First Aid in the Workplace compliance code is available for public review and comment until close of business Tuesday 18 February.  Public comment materials, including a copy of the proposed First aid in the Workplace code and summary of the proposed changes are available here. If you have any comments that you would like included in HIA’s response please forward them to Tony Lopez via email by 11th February.

Other Compliance Codes

0n 19 December 2019 minor amendments were made to 11 compliance codes made under the Occupational Health and safety Act 2004 to reflect amendments to legislation and to improve style and consistency.  The amended compliance codes are:

  • Confined spaces
  • Demolition
  • Excavation
  • Hazardous manual handling
  • Hazardous substances
  • Noise
  • Plant
  • Prevention of falls in general construction
  • Prevention of falls in housing construction
  • Managing asbestos in workplaces
  • Removing asbestos in workplaces

Copies of the new codes can be downloaded or viewed at any WorkSafe office.