Two pieces of legislation are under consideration for repeal following the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) extensive, multi-industry consultation.
The Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999 and the Amusement Device Regulations 1978 will likely be replaced by a single set of regulations that applies to both types of plant in the manner of the Australian Model Regulations, with appropriate modifications for the New Zealand context.
So states the MBIE’s discussion document, released in July 2019, titled Implementing the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: Better Regulation Plant, Structures and Working at Heights.
The Crane Association were asked, alongside other key stakeholders across New Zealand’s main industries, to make a submission on MBIE’s document.
CANZ Councillor, Stephen Broomfield, chairs the Association’s Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways (PECPR) working group and worked on the submission to modernise the regulations.
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