We are consulting on two proposed hazardous substances Safe Work Instruments (SWIs) that will commence alongside the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 on 1 December 2017.

Proposed Safe Work Instruments

The two proposed SWIs are:

Draft - Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Requirements for Charging LPG Cylinders Other than by Approved Fillers) Safe Work Instrument 2017 (PDF 256 KB)

Draft - Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Requirements for Specified Fumigants) Safe Work Instrument 2017 (PDF 242 KB)

Purpose of the proposed Safe Work Instruments

The proposed SWIs are required to incorporate existing Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (the HSNO regime) requirements into the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the HSWA regime).

Your submissions will help us determine whether the proposed SWIs will enable those currently operating in accordance with requirements imposed under the HSNO regime to continue can be compliant under the HSWA regime

How to have your say

When submitting your feedback, use the response form for that particular SWI.

Response form: Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Requirements for Charging LPG Cylinders Other than by Approved Fillers) Safe Work Instrument 2017 (DOCX 141 KB)

Response form: Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Requirements for Specified Fumigants) Safe Work Instrument 2017 (DOCX 138 KB)

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

The consultation timeframe is shorter to ensure these are available by 1 December 2017 and because:

  1. We have previously consulted on the SWI Requirements for Specified Fumigants and we are re-consulting on a specific substance recently approved by the EPA and requirements that need to apply to the substance under HSWA.
  2. The SWI for Requirements for Charging LPG Cylinders Other than by Approved Fillers is targeting feedback from the LPG industry specifically - we are seeking comments from the LPG industry in particular.

If you require any further information you can email us at regulatory.frameworks@worksafe.govt.nz

Your submission may be made public

Once you make your submission, anyone can ask for it under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA). Further information is available at www.legislation.govt.nz.(external link)