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 Strategy

The Health and Safety at Work Strategy sets out the Government’s vision on improving health and safety at work across New Zealand over the next 10 years.

Health and safety reform

We ensure that the regulations that govern health and safety are effective, clear, and work as intended.

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

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 review of WorkSafe in relation to Whakaari/White Island

The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister asked MBIE to provide him with advice on whether WorkSafe has carried out its obligations appropriately in relation to Whakaari/White Island.