Small Business Health and Safety Responsibilities


The construction industry is mainly made up of small businesses and sole traders. But who is responsible for health and safety?

Below is a fictional example of who is responsible for what under the new Health and Safety at Work Act which came into effect on 4 April 2016. 

This is a modification from an example the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) emailed in their Business.govt.nz August update.