Health and safety

A high-performing health and safety regulatory system contributes to our goal of healthy, safe and fulfilling work for all New Zealand workers, and to grow New Zealand for all.

Alongside WorkSafe New Zealand, we work to achieve this through these main pieces of work.

In this section

Health and safety at work strategy

The strategy sets out the Government’s vision on improving health and safety at work across New Zealand from 2018 to 2028.

Energy safety

We administer the safety-related provisions of the Electricity Act 1992 and Gas Act 1992 and associated safety regulations.

The Royal Commission on Pike River

The Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy and the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety recommended changes to health and safety at work.

Health and safety consultations

This page lists our consultations relating to health and safety.

Targeted review of adventure activities

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has undertaken a targeted review of the health and safety regulatory regime for adventure activities, looking at how it operates when activities take place in naturally-hazardous environments.

Independent reviews of WorkSafe

Independent reviews of WorkSafe in relation to Whakaari/White Island and a Strategic Baseline review, assessing whether WorkSafe is managing its resources efficiently and effectively are available here.

Last updated: 25 October 2023