The main aim of this document is to make schools safer and healthier working environments for New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) members and branches through understanding and using the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (The Act).
The Act requires every employer to take steps to ensure the safety of employees while at work, and in particular to:
• Provide and maintain a safe working environment.
• Ensure that building, equipment and facilities used by employees are arranged, designed, made and maintained so that it is safe for their use.
• Ensure that hazards are identified and assessed.
Take all practicable steps to eliminate, isolate or minimise hazards.
Download PPTA health and safety guidelines for secondary and area schools (295.17KB, 56 pages)