Seeking your feedback on the work health and safety regulatory system

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Submissions due: 31 October 2024, 5pm

Tell us about your experiences with New Zealand’s work health and safety regulatory system.

About the consultation

We want to hear about your experiences with New Zealand’s work health and safety regulatory system – how you think it’s working now, what you think works well, and what you think should change. Your feedback will inform MBIE’s advice to Ministers on improvements we could make to the work health and safety system.

What we are seeking feedback on

The consultation document seeks your views on: 

  • how you make decisions about health and safety, the reasons behind these decisions, and their cost
  • whether you think the law strikes the right balance between flexibility and certainty – whether it’s too detailed in some cases, or not detailed or clear enough in others. We are also interested in your thoughts on the information sources you use
  • how your business or organisation engages with workers, how workers participate in health and safety, and the impact this has on health and safety
  • your experiences with health and safety regulators, and the third parties that act on behalf of the regulators or have other roles within the system
  • whether you think the work health and safety regulatory system is meeting its objective.

You are also welcome to share your thoughts on any other aspect of the work health and safety regulatory system.

Relevant documents

How to make a submission

Submissions will close on 31 October 2024 at 5pm.

You can make a submission by:

Where possible, please use evidence to support your views. Examples can include facts and figures or references to independent research.

Please see page 5 of the consultation document for information on how MBIE may use or release the information you supply as part of this consultation.

Please include your contact details in the covering letter or email accompanying your submission. Please direct any questions you may have on the submission process to: HSWHaveYourSay@mbie.govt.nz