The Health and Safety Reform Bill passed its third reading at parliament on 27 August 2015. The Bill creates a new Health and Safety at Work Act, which will come into force on 4 April 2016.
The new law will be supported by regulations that are being developed in time for April 2016.
The 1992 Health and Safety in Employment Act remains in force until the new law comes into effect.
For more information please visit: http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/about/reform