Module 10 – Know Your Rights
Health and safety
Employers must provide a safe workplace, with proper training, supervision and equipment.
This duty includes identifying, assessing and managing hazards, and investigating health and safety incidents. Employers are also required to report serious injuries at work to WorkSafe New Zealand.
Employees must take reasonable care to keep themselves safe, and to avoid causing harm to other people by the way they do their work. Employees may refuse work likely to cause them serious harm, and have the right to participate in improving health and safety.