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Ensuring businesses work together for the health and safety of everyone in the workplace is a fundamental part of HSWA's design.
Overlapping duties - quick guide
Businesses that work together will likely share health and safety duties in relation to the same matter. These are known as overlapping duties.
PCBUs working together: advice when contracting
Health and safety obligations can overlap in a contracting chain, where contractors and subcontractors provide services to a lead contractor or client. These guidelines are for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) who are sharing a workplace with other businesses, or are working as part of a contracting chain.