The main purpose of the Health and Safety Act 2015 is to provide for a balanced framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces by…
…protecting workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety, and welfare by eliminating or minimizing risks arising from work or from prescribed high-risk plant.
…providing for fair and effective workplace representation, consultation, co-operation, and resolution of issues in relation to work health and safety.
…encouraging unions and employer organizations to take a constructive role in promoting improvements in work health and safety practices, and assisting PCBUs and workers to achieve a healthier and safer working environment.
…promoting the provision of advice, information, education, and training in relation to work health and safety.
… securing compliance with this Act through effective and appropriate compliance and enforcement measures.
…ensuring appropriate scrutiny and review of actions taken by persons performing functions or exercising powers under this Act.
…providing a framework for continuous improvement and progressively higher standards of work health and safety.
Health and safety at Work Act 2015
The NZ Farm Assurance Programme covers the audit and certification of sheep, beef and deer farms. This certification assists processors/exporters to maximize product eligibility for different commercial customers and supply programs as well as helping to meet domestic regulatory compliance requirements.
Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in the provenance and traceability of the food they buy and having confidence that the way it is produced meets their expectations. There is an increased call for products which have been ethically produced as well as being safe to eat. This demand from consumers is answered by buyers who now demand that their suppliers meet specific standards when it comes to production.
The NZ Farm Assurance Programme is being initiated to assure customers that farms in New Zealand all have a baseline quality standard.
New Zealand farming is an open and free trade. It is the independent farmer who can chose to whom he supplies and he is free to change at any time. It is in fact the meat producers which are fighting for the supply of each farmer putting the farmer into a commanding position.
For further information and details please contact REALGRADE LEATHER.