Everyone has a role to play in making sure our workplaces are safe and healthy.
Your obligations will depend on your role within the production process, including the amount of control and influence you have over any particular aspect of the project – the more senior your role, the more responsibility you will have for ensuring the safety of yourself and others.
Get familiar with your obligations under the Act and join us in making the New Zealand screen sector a safer and healthier industry for all of us.
In the screen sector, what are my obligations under the health and safety at work act?
A PCBU is a person conducting a business or undertaking, whether alone or with others.
The production company is a PCBU. As the production company has a high degree of influence and control over the production process it will need to take a leading role in health and safety, including working with other PCBUs to meet its obligations.
You are a PCBU if you are a self-employed sole trader. Your duties as a PCBU will be proportional to the influence and control that you have over your work.
Where there are multiple PCBUs in a workplace they have overlapping duties with each other.
Officers are people who exercise significant influence over a business, for example, company directors or self-employed people. Officers owe due diligence obligations.
SCOPE OF DUTY
PCBUs owe a duty to, so far as reasonably practicable, provide:
PCBUs must report all serious incidents to WorkSafe as soon as possible.
WHO THE DUTY IS OWED TO
Everyone involved in the production is a worker, including those that may also be
PCBUs and officers. A worker must:
Workers should report any incidents or near misses that they are involved in or
witness to the PCBU in control of the workplace.
What if I do not comply with my obligations?
|Breach with reckless exposure to risk of serious injury/death||Up to $300,000 and/or five years prison||Up to $600,000 and/or five years prison||Up to $3,000,000|
|Breach with exposure to risk of serious injury or death||Up to $150,000||Up to $300,000||Up to $1,500,0000|
|Breach of duty||Up to $50,000||Up to $100,000||Up to $500,0000|
ScreenSafe is not a hotline for specific Health & Safety issues or concerns, please direct these to your Health & Safety representative or WorkSafe
For more information about any of the initiatives ScreenSafe is working on please speak to your relevant Guild representative or contact firstname.lastname@example.org