Health and Safety obligations for clubs, societies and charitable trusts

The law governing health and safety obligations in New Zealand was recently updated with the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (‘the Act’). This Act imposes legal obligations on people conducting any business activity in New Zealand. All New Zealand businesses should be updating their practices and procedures to comply with the Act’s requirements. But how does the Act affect voluntary organisations, like sports clubs, community charities and arts societies? What obligations do the officers, committee members and managers of these voluntary organisations have to manage health and safety? Can the officers of voluntary organisations face
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