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Frank MacCullaich: Asbestos and Residential Landlords: The Must Know Action Guide

Legislation – HSWA (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 Did you know that from the 04 April 2018 the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Act (HSWA) Regulations came into full effect and Residential Landlords are affected by the requirements for safe management and removal of Asbestos!? Well good for you if that is a ‘Yes,’ but, there is still much uncertainty among Residential Landlords as to exa...
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Asbestos - the invisible threat to your property

Asbestos-related illness is the number one cause of death in New Zealand workplaces. For that reason alone, the government will require, from April 2018, for all properties undergoing major renovation to be checked for asbestos. This will have significant impact on property investors who are likely to become PCBUs during renovation projects. Related article: Health & safety...
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Landlord Q&A - Health and safety policy requirements for landlords

We are landlords of both commercial and residential properties and have been advised that we are required to have a Health And Safety Policy And Plan. Is that correct? If so, what should the policy/plan cover? Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“Act”) commercial landlords and (at times) residential landlords are Persons Conducting a Business or Undertak...
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Health & safety post April 2016 - FAQ for landlords

The Health and Safety at Work Act came into effect on the 4th of April 2016 leaving the landlord/property management community with a lot of anxious questions. APIA Vice President Peter Lewis attended last night's HSWA training workshop presented by Worksafe New Zealand and shares the following information: Related article: Get ready. HSWA goes live soon. Q: Does the HSWA apply t...
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Get ready. HSWA goes live soon.

From Monday next week, the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) comes into effect putting landlords under a positive obligation to ensure the health and safety of any workers (and subcontractors) you engage for the purpose of your rental business. With the HSWA being at its infancy, the landscape for health and safety in New Zealand will undoubtedly continue to evolve in the com...
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