Promoting excellent management of workplace health and safety
The Health and Safety in Employment Act promotes excellent health and safety management in places of work. The Ministry of Business,Innovation & Employment encourages employers to implement a safe driving policy (ACC4282) (PDF 572K) as a part of their overall health and safety management systems.
The Ministry plays a leadership role in promoting, influencing, motivating, educating and informing those involved in workplace health and safety. Effective enforcement contributes directly to this leadership role. Our main enforcement objective is to ensure workplace health and safety is managed effectively and those who fail to take all practicable steps to ensure health and safety are held to account appropriately.
We aim to motivate sustained compliance with the legislation and, ultimately, to improve New Zealanders' working lives and New Zealand's economic and social well-being.
To find out more visit www.dol.govt.nz.