Safe use of machinery
The Safe Use of Machinery project started in July 2010 and since then health and safety inspectors have been visiting businesses across New Zealand to talk to employers to raise the awareness and understanding about how to use machines safely.
These statistics are current as on 30 June 2012 and are updated annually.
|Activity for National Compliance
Machine Guarding Project
|Jul 10 to
|Jul 11 to
|Workplace Assessment Processes||1,100||1,359|
|Workplace Information Delivery Processes||862||818|
Workplace Visits are interactions with individual businesses. A visit will contain either a workplace assessment process, a workplace information delivery process or both.
Workplace Assessment Processes could contain one or more visits to a business premise to assess the workplace health and safety practice.
Workplace Information Delivery Processes could contain one or more visits to a business premises to deliver health and safety best practice information.
|Enforcement activity||Jul 10 to
|Jul 11 to
Note: Notices and Warnings raised while undertaking project activity may also include other health and safety issues identified on the periphery of safe machine guarding investigations or assessments.
Improvement notices are issued where an inspector has identified non-compliance but where the non-compliance is not remedied prior to the inspector leaving the place of work.
An inspector will issue a prohibition notice if they believe that a failure to comply with a provision of the HSE Act is likely to cause serious harm to anyone.
Written warnings are issued where there is non-compliance with the HSE Act identified by an inspector and where the non-compliance is put right to the satisfaction of the inspector before they leave the place of work.
Negotiated Agreements are a low level compliance tool where both the Inspector and client agree on a negotiated timeframe to rectify an issue. A single negotiated agreement may contain one or more issue.
For more information on the Department of Labour’s policy on enforcing the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 see the Keeping Work Safe document online.