Health and safety requirements for school and early learning service leaders

This directory links to information and resources for schools and early learning services to help meet health and safety obligations and the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Level of compliance Main audience Other

Inform

  • School Boards
  • All Early Learning Services
  • Proprietors
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Teaching Staff
  • Health and Safety Officer(s)
  • General Public

Further reading on this subject is essential as it regards mandatory action. School boards and early learning service providers are considered a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) according to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and are responsible for ensuring that proper health and safety regulations are followed in schools and services.

Health and Safety requirements for boards and school leaders

Information and supplementary resources that will support the people involved in governance and leadership at schools and kura, to develop a clear understanding of what the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 means for them.

Implementing the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 for early learning services

 Schools and early learning services must meet health and safety obligations and the requirements of the Health and Safety Work Act 2015.

Leadership

Information on management and leadership which are critical elements of workplace safety culture.

Monitoring, reporting and assurance

Schools and early learning service providers must commit to continuously improving health and safety performance by having a co-ordinated system. 

Practice resources for health and safety

Information on mandatory requirements for schools, kura and early learning services to deliver health and safety in the workplace.

Professional development in health and safety

Learn about professional development in health and safety, which is an integral part of any robust health and safety system.

Risk identification, assessment and management'

Information on risk management which will reduce the likelihood and severity of serious adverse health and safety outcomes.

Students on work experience 

It is the responsibility of the school and employers to keep the student safe whilst on work experience.

Worker participation

Guidance about how to provide the opportunity for workers to participate in health and safety, for example as a representative or on a committee.

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