Compliance Certifiers are individuals who are authorised by Worksafe under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to issue compliance certificates as per the Health and Safety at Work (hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.
A compliance certificate confirms that individuals, sites or containers are compliant with the Health and Safety at Work (hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 (HSWHSR). When approving the import or manufacture of hazardous substances, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) may impose controls on a substance that include the requirement that users of that substance obtain a compliance certificate to verify that the location or facility complies with certain controls. The controls may also require the substance to be under the control of a ‘certified handler’ whom gain their approvals from a compliance certifier.
Their Skill Set:
The authorisation to become a compliance certifier is given by Worksafe New Zealand. The qualifications to become a compliance certifier are set out in the HSWHSR principally part 6.6 and the requirements regarding the approval and monitoring of test certifiers. In authorising a compliance certifier, Worksafe New Zealand must be satisfied that the applicant:
- Has appropriate qualifications, sufficient knowledge and appropriate equipment
- Is technically competent
- Is covered by an approved scheme of insurance
A Compliance certifier is approved for a period of up five years
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