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Waihi Walkways has a duty of care to all those people that come into contact with our activities.
We achieve this by:
Our Responsibilities under the HSE Act:
The HEALTH AND SAFETY IN EMPLOYMENT ACT 1992 recognises that workplace safety is the mutual obligation of everyone involved. It encourages a systematic approach to dealing with health and safety in the workplace.
To Our Volunteers
As Waihi Walkways has no paid staff, our organisation has only a duty of care to provide for the safety of our volunteers, under the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002. This duty of care, also known as a ‘general duty’, encourages us to ensure that our volunteers are safe within the workplace.
This means that we should consider, and put in place, plans for safety arrangements that are appropriate to the kinds of activities our organisation is involved in.
If we had paid staff, the situation would be different.
To Our Contractors
Waihi Walkways must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no contractor or sub-contractor, is harmed while doing any work that you have engaged them to do.
To achieve this, contractors should be made aware of any potential hazards involved in the work or in the place of work, as well as other health and safety management requirements.
See Duties as Principal on the HSE & Contractors page.
Waihi Walkways will have duties as "persons who control places of work" if it is viewed as the occupier of land that the walkway crosses. This may extend beyond the times that the site is a work place, to year round responsibilities.
See the Control of Places of Work page.
Our Responsibilities under the OCCUPIERS' LIABILITY ACT 1962:
This act encourages the "occupier" of a premises (includes land) to take steps to ensure that visitors are safe.
Section 4 (2) of the act states: The common duty of care is a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that the visitor will be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purposes for which he is invited or permitted by the occupier to be there.
What Are Farmers' Responsibilities?
There are farmers whose farms we walk through or near. Their obligations under the HSE Act are, in simple terms, to take all practicable steps to ensure that nothing they do, or don't do, harms any other person, including people in the vicinity. See the Walkways & Workplaces of Others page for discussion.
Farmers also have responsibilities under the Occupier's Liability Act.
Waihi Walkways' Health and Safety Management Plan
See Health and Safety Management Plan page
Waihi District Walkways Inc. PO Box 241 Waihi New Zealand
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