Our fact sheet explains what ‘in operation’ and ‘work on board’ means, and the role of a Health and Safety Practitioner.
HSWA - terms and definitions
Get to grips with the many concepts, terms and acronyms that can be found in the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015. Here’s a breakdown of what they mean. It should not be viewed as a definitive guide to the law and ideally should be read in conjunction with the Act.
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 [PDF 420 KB] - terms and definitions
WorkSafe's website(external link) is home to many great resources in regards to HSWA.
This includes formal approved codes of practice, good practice guides and fact sheets, as well as online tools and video case studies.
The following guides can be found on WorkSafe's website:
Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015(external link)
Health and safety at work - quick reference guide(external link)
A guide for small to medium business owners and company directors(external link)
Good governance for directors(external link)
General risk and workplace management - Part 1(external link)
General risk and workplace management - Part 2(external link)
Worker engagement, participation and representation(external link)
Worker representation through health and safety representatives and health and safety committees(external link)
Identifying, assessing and managing work risks(external link)
Links to the Health and Safety at Work Act and its regulations and other legislation that can be applicable in our industry.
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (external link)
Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016(external link)
Health and Safety at Work (Worker Engagement, Participation, and Representation) Regulations 2016(external link)
Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016(external link)
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (external link)