As a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has a duty to ensure the health and safety of all its contractors so far as reasonably practicable.
Industry Good Practice identifies that a lead PCBU, doesn’t often control a workplace but significantly influences the health and safety practices and behaviours of downstream contractors working for them. Furthermore, as a major influencer in the construction industry we have an obligation to lead the way in keeping workers safe.
Waka Kotahi Contractor health and safety expectations: guidance for supply chain partners document forms part of a wider contractor management process currently being developed. It will replace the Zero Harm portal and all previous ‘Zero Harm Minimum Standards’ related health and safety minimum standards.
Waka Kotahi Contractor expectations: health and safety incident notification, investigation and reporting details our health and safety notification expectations of our partners who undertake work or provide goods or services for us.
Waka Kotahi Minimum requirements – workplace personal protective equipment details the main situations where Waka Kotahi requires PPE to be provided by employers and should be read in conjunction with the Contractor health and safety expectations: guidance for supply chain partners document.