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Submission: Implementing the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015


4 October 2019

This submission is from the Children's Convention Monitoring Group (CMG), which is convened by the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

The Children’s Commissioner has a statutory responsibility to raise awareness and understanding of the Children’s Convention; and to advance and monitor the application of it by departments of State and other instruments of the Crown.

Permanent members of the CMG include: the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, the Human Rights Commission, Children’s Rights Alliance Aotearoa, Save the Children New Zealand, and UNICEF New Zealand.

The CMG supports the work to implement the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 through better regulation of plant, structures and working at heights because improved regulation will contribute to the fulfillment of children’s rights, particularly to safety and protection in the workplace. The work also contributes to New Zealand’s obligations to uphold children’s rights through the progressive implementation of the Children’s Convention in domestic laws, policies and practices.

Read the full submission below.