Contracting to Council

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Commitment to​ health and safety​

Taupo District Council wants to work with contractors who support health and safety practices that keep their workers and others safe from risks. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) places a duty on a “person conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBU) to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that contractors, subcontractors and their workers are not harmed while undertaking any work.

Taupo District Council will assist contractors in understanding health and safety practices, and will work together to consult, co-operate and coordinate efforts in regard to risk management. Our aim is to work together to prevent harm to our workers.

Ko au, ko koe, ko tāua - You, me, us together. 

Consult, cooperate and coor​​dinate​

Representatives, clients, contractors and subcontractors all have a primary duty of care to manage health and safety. When working with other businesses (PCBUs) there are overlapping responsibilities to manage health and safety. 

All PCBUs must, so far as is reasonably pra​cticable, consult, co-operate with, and co-ordinate the management of risks involved with doing the work.

Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility: Ask questions, share information, identify risks and suggest ideas.​

H & S environmental contractor management procedure


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