Thanks to everyone who attended the SAFETY COMPLIANCE INFORMATION EVENING on Tues 9th February 2016.
It was a sellout event and great to see so many people from across the industry getting together to address something that affects us all.
The revised NZ Health and Safety Act came into affect on 4th April 2016 and applies to all New Zealand businesses and contractors (Clients, Agencies, Production Companies, Producers, Technicians and Suppliers). For further information, we have listed resources below, or scroll to the end to view a video of the Safety Compliance Information Evening and download the evening's presentations.
New Zealand has unacceptably high rates of workplace fatalities, serious harm injuries and work-related disease and illness. WorkSafe New Zealand is working collaboratively to achieve a 25 percent reduction by 2020 of the workplace death and injury toll. Work is also underway to establish occupational health reduction targets.
Changes have been made to the Health & Safety Work Act 2015, which came into effect 4 April 2016.
For more detail on the Health & Safety Work Act, go to www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/hswa
ScreenSafe has been established to support and promote health and safety in the New Zealand screen sector. Its first focus is on what the new Health and Safety at Work Act means for everyone and your obligations from 4 April 2016. As a priority, work has begun on updating existing health and safety guidelines to reflect the new legislation and this work will continue into 2016. An initiative of the Technician’s Guild, ScreenSafe is an industry-wide collaborative effort with backing from the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ On Air and SPADA along with other guilds, industry bodies and regional offices. ScreenSafe will be providing regular updates during 2016 as work progresses.
For ScreenSafe Roadshow dates and to register, Download the Roadshow Invite
The New Zealand Film and Video Technicians’ Guild Incorporated (NZF&VTG/The Techos’ Guild) is a non-profit professional organisation representing the interests of film and video workers and allied crafts in the New Zealand screen production industry. www.nztecho.com
To purchase a copy of the Blue Book (the Code of Practise for the Engagement of Crew in NZ) go to: www.nztecho.com/bluebook
Anthony Harper is New Zealand’s fastest growing law firm and operates across a number of practice areas including employment and health and safety. The Anthony Harper health and safety specialists have an in-depth knowledge of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regularly advise businesses on compliance with the new Act. In addition, the team has experience in providing post-incident advice including in advising on WorkSafe investigations, crisis management, internal investigations and acting in WorkSafe prosecutions. www.anthonyharper.co.nz
Risks Manager is an online tool available to assist New Zealand Advertising screen productions to link key duty holders in risk assessment and management of safety compliance. www.risksmanager.co.nz
Showtools is an online booking and communications hub for the New Zealand and Australian Film and Television Industries. It allows production companies to share information online which may include safety reports and templates, ensuring everyone participates in the safety process in order to be compliant. www.showtools.com