ScreenSafe is running a roadshow to explain what you need to know, and what you need to do, now that the new health and safety legislation is in force.
ScreenSafe’s website shows the new downloadable screen industry Health and Safety Guidelines, which replace the old safety Code of Practice.
These plain English guidelines are designed to help you to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety Work Act 2015, which cames into effect on 4 April.
ScreenSafe Chair David Strong says the message from the new Act is that everybody in the screen is now responsible for health and safety.
“It’s up to everyone, no matter the scale of production, from those running the show to those working on it, to support a safe and healthy production. With the launch of the website, we will have one central and free location for everyone to learn and understand our obligations under the Act,” he says.
“We’ll be holding presentations in Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown, to provide clarity on the new legislation and answer questions as best we can. The bottom line is that we want what everyone wants, that the New Zealand screen sector is a safe, healthy and successful industry for all of us.”
To download the new safety guides go to www.screensafe.co.nz
ScreenSafe's new safety Act cheat sheet
Register to attend
The roadshow dates
Wednesday 20 April 6.30pm
Hospitality Suite 1st Floor
St James Theatre
Thursday 21 April 6.30pm
Ellerslie Event Centre
1 Ellerslie Racecourse
80 Ascot Ave, Remuera
• Webinar available for this event
Wednesday 27 April
6.30pm Manata Room Mercure Queenstown Resort
An initiative of The Techos' Guild, ScreenSafe is an industry-wide collaborative effort with backing from the NZFC, NZ On Air and SPADA along with other guilds, industry bodies and regional film offices. As part of this piece of work, ScreenSafe has engaged MinterEllisonRuddWatts to provide legal guidance on the interpretation of the Act.