The Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill acknowledges the important work that volunteer associations in New Zealand do, and the fact that these organisations often need to employ people. It aims to minimise compliance time and costs for these organisations.
Did you know that currently under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, volunteer organisations that employ people become a “person conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBU)? PCBUs are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their workers and others and currently could be prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
This bill proposes to update the definition of volunteer associations to include those that employ people for no more than 100 hours per week. Under the new definition, such organisations would not be classed as a PCBU. This means they would remain a Volunteer Association and couldn’t be prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Critical amendment for all our clubs in the Sport and Recreation space.
Sign the petition to ensure that this definition is changed – which could help volunteer associations across New Zealand. Sport Waikato will submit the petition to Parliament by 29th June 2018.
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