Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email



The board must not carry out, or direct or allow a worker to carry out, work involving asbestos. If the board knows or believes that there is a risk of exposure to asbestos fibres in the workplace they must ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that it is managed in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

WorkSafe is able to provide advice on asbestos identification and management.

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