Landlord Health and Safety
As an Independent Landlord, you are required by law to have a Health and Safety Policy
We offer a Health & Safety Landlords Program designed to assist property owners to become compliant to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and helping them to meet their Duty of Care.
Only $6.50 +GST per month
- Health and Safety Manual – including information relevant to your risks
- Guidance on how to implement your program
- Access to your own personal online Health and Safety portal, helping you manage your Health and Safety systems
- 24/7 Online access and phone support with a Health and Safety Coach
- Regular monthly updates and real time updates to legislation.
- Includes Asbestos management policy and procedure.
- Includes Methamphetamine management policy and procedure.
- Access to Rental Proeprty Management insurance discount scheme (10 – 15%, subject to approval)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do I need Health and Safety for my rental property?
A: As a Landlord you recieve a fee for your service. This means that you are a PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking). All PCBU’s are required by law to have a Health and Safety Policy.
Q: I’m a property owner living overseas currently, I haven’t stepped foot on my property in 8 years… How am I supposed to monitor the Health and Safety of those on my property? And does this still apply to me?
A: You are operating your business in NZ , NZ laws appliy. By implementing our system and engaging in our auditing process you would be deemed to be carrying out steps as “far as reasonably practicable”
Q: Are contractors not supposed to be managed by their own bosses? Eg, their own PCBU’s
A: Yes they are, however it is well known (deaths and injury rates in the workplace) they tend not to do what they are meant to. As the principle, you should ‘set the expectations’ of all operations on your property.
Q: Contractors cannot be monitored all the time, what happens if an accident happens because a contractor cuts a corner even though I have a H&S policy in place?
A: The point here, is managing what you can manage in a “reasonably practicable” way. In doing so, utilising the process we do, it can be demonstrated that all reasonably practicable steps were taken by the PCBU and therefore the contractor themselves would be held accountable.
Q: What if a tenant does work without your knowledge and gets seriously injured, or worse, killed?
A: The only question would be asked are “why were they doing the work in the first place”. If it was a safety feature that you were notified of that required fixing and choose not to fix it then the Act would apply.
If they did something “just because” then the ACT doesn’t apply.
The simple answer is “You can’t manage a risk you don’t know about.”