Health and safety legislation around volunteer associations
Have your say on health and safety legislation around volunteer associations
The Education and Workforce Committee is seeking public submissions on legislation that could help volunteer associations in New Zealand.
The Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill acknowledges the important work that volunteer associations in New Zealand do, and the fact that these organisations often need to employ people. It aims to minimise compliance time and costs for these organisations.
Currently under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, volunteer organisations that employ people become a “person conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBU). PCBUs are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their workers and others.
This bill proposes to update the definition of volunteer associations to include those that employ people for no more than 100 hours per week. Under the new definition, such organisations would not be classed as a PCBU.
Education and Workforce Committee what you
Send your submission on the bill by midnight on 29 June 2018.
For more details about the bill:
• Read the full contents of the bill
• Get more details about the bill