Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

Enforcement by other agencies

  • Heading: inserted, on 5 May 2003, by section 17 of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 86).

28B Enforcement by other agencies
  • (1) The Prime Minister may, having regard to the specialist knowledge of relevant agencies, by notice in the Gazette, designate an agency to administer this Act for a particular industry, sector, or type of work.

    (2) In carrying out functions under this Act, the chief executive of the agency must comply with policy directions on occupational safety and health given to him or her and signed by the Minister and the Minister responsible for that agency.

    (3) A copy of the policy direction must be presented to the House of Representatives within 10 working days after the date that it is given to the chief executive.

    (4) This Act applies as if references to WorkSafe were references to the chief executive of the agency.

    (5) In this section,—

    agency means—

    • (a) a government department:

    • (b) a Crown entity within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989:

    • (c) the New Zealand Police:

    • (d) the New Zealand Defence Force

    chief executive includes the Commissioner of Police and the Chief of Defence Force.

    Section 28B: inserted, on 5 May 2003, by section 17 of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 86).

    Section 28B(4): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).