There are significant changes to health and safety legislation due this year.
The Select Commitee report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill is due to be released on 30 March 2015. The Second Reading of the Bill is due to occur at the same time. Following that there is a Third Reading, at which stage the Bill is passed into law.
A copy of the Health and Safety Reform Bill can be found at: http://legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2014/0192/latest/DLM5976660.html
Indications from Worksafe are that we can expect the new law to come into force in the "second half of 2015".
We will provide a detailed update on the new legaislation in due course.