The Chief Executive of WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) proposes to apply for approval from the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety to revoke an approved code of practice (ACOP) pursuant to section 20A of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
The ACOP proposed to be revoked is the ACOP for Safety in Excavation and Shafts for Foundations (September 1995).
It is proposed that this ACOP will be superseded by the good practice guidelines (GPG) Excavation Work, when the GPG is published.
WorkSafe will consult with industry and the public, through the WorkSafe website, regarding the proposed revocation of the ACOP.
Dated at Wellington this 14th day of January 2016.
GORDON McDONALD, Chief Executive, WorkSafe New Zealand.