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Health and safety

As an event organiser you have obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and associated regulations. The Act and regulations provide for the management of health and safety in relation to both paid staff working at your event, to event-goers and to those in the vicinity of your event.

It is important that you fully understand your obligations and have systems and plans in place to meet them at all stages of event planning and delivery.

There is a wide range of resources available to you to help with health and safety planning for your event. Consider employing the services of a health and safety expert and/or taking legal advice to make sure you meet all your obligations.


WorkSafe New Zealand
WorkSafe New Zealand is New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator and it publishes guidance on health and safety matters.

Health and Safety of Volunteers at work (WorkSafe New Zealand)

New Zealand Association of Event Professionals

New Zealand Legislation website
The full text of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and associated regulations can be found on the New Zealand Legislation website.


Last updated 10 July 2018