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Hasmate and the 2017 Hazardous Substances Regulations

Hasmate and the 2017 Hazardous Substances Regulations

Certified handlers

Applicable Hasmate modules:

  • Chemicals;
  • Employees;
  • Training;
  • PPE (in Employees module);
  • Printable profiles on modules;
  • Reporting;
  • Alerts

What are certified handlers?

See the WorkSafe NZ website – http://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/hazardous-substances/certification-authorisation-approvals-and-licensing/certification-of-people/certified-handlers/

Certified handlers are people who are skilled and competent to handle very hazardous substances in your workplace. They must demonstrate competency in their particular area and must be certified by a compliance certifier. Currently, under HSNO, certified handlers are called approved handlers.

• Accident and incident reporting

This is set out as follows:

  1. Near miss or hit – to be recorded, investigated and monitored by the PCBU;
  2. Minor injuries – to be recorded, investigated and monitored by the PCBU;
  3. Notifiable events – where a notifiable event/serious harm event occurs, the PCBU is to notify Worksafe NZ as soon as they become aware of the incident (0800 030 040).

Disclaimer – these are general statements only – they may not be word for word from the Health and Safety at Work Act (or other Acts), but designed to give you a simplified understanding.

For any questions about any of these definitions, please contact us today.