Employer obligations

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), a business must support its workers in their role as Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs).

HSWA requires businesses to support HSRs by:

  • Facilitating elections.
  • Consulting with the HSR.
  • Giving feedback on any recommendations made by HSRs.
  • Providing information (not personal information unless consent is given).
  • Providing time and resources for the HSR role.
  • Providing paid leave to attend training, and pay training fees and costs of attending training.