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Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Health and Safety at Work (Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand) Agency Designation 2015

This notice is issued under section 191 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“Act”) and designates the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand as a designated agency for the purposes of performing functions and exercising powers under the Act in respect of the aviation sector.

Notice

1. Title—This notice is the Health and Safety at Work (Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand) Agency Designation 2015.

2. Commencement—This notice comes into force on 4 April 2016.

3. Interpretation—In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires:

Act means the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;

aircraft does not include military aircraft;

Authority means the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand;

in operation is defined in section 9(4) of the Act and, in relation to an aircraft, means while the aircraft is taxiing, taking off, flying or landing.

4. Designation—(1) The Authority is designated as a designated agency under section 191 of the Act.

(2) The Authority may perform all the functions and exercise all the powers of the regulator under the Act in respect of:

  1. work to prepare an aircraft for imminent flight;
  2. work on board an aircraft for the purpose of imminent flight or while in operation; and
  3. aircraft as workplaces while in operation.

Dated at Wellington this 9th day of December 2015.

Rt Hon JOHN KEY, Prime Minister.

Explanatory note

This note is for explanatory purposes only.

The purpose of this notice is to designate the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) as a designated agency for the purposes of performing functions and exercising powers under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 in respect of the aviation sector. The CAA has been the designated agency for the aviation sector under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, and this notice continues that designation under new health and safety legislation when it commences on 4 April 2016.