New Health & Safety regulations

The trustees of Buddhist temples and centres need to understand the new Health and Safety Act.

The new legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015) provides some exemptions for volunteer organisations, associations and charities.

However, the trustees of religious charities (or related volunteer organisations) need to understand where their organisation fits under the new workplace health and safety law. We recommend that organisations consider developing a Health and Safety plan (sample planning sheet here).

For more information:
Charities and volunteer associations: What you need to know about health & safety laws

Mai Chen: Mental health in workplace is new frontier for health and safety (NZ Herald)