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New Zealand - Health Security & Safety


Duty of care is no longer a vague concept, but a reality for organisations that want to demonstrate a tangible commitment to the protection of their most valuable assets – their employees. As a result of discussions initiated in by the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety, and contributed to by the Royal Commission into the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy, the standard of care required under New Zealand law has now changed.

This publication gives complimentary perspectives – regulatory and legal context and practical steps from a security perspective – to raise awareness on welfare related issues, relevant work-related legislation, common law, and the legal complications and obligations of employers. Case studies show examples of situations where the employer’s duty of care should be effective to protect its employees on overseas missions or assignments during the course and outside of work.