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WorkSafe charges Northland school after student’s death

May 9th 2024

WorkSafe charges Northland school after student’s death

New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator has filed charges against a Northland school due to health and safety lapses linked to a student's death last year.

The 15-year-old boy passed away during a school excursion in May 2023.

WorkSafe’s head of inspectorate, Rob Pope said they recognised the significant effect of this tragedy on family, friends, and the broader community.

“A year on, our sympathy and thoughts are with all of those who knew and loved this boy,” says Rob Pope.

“We encourage school boards of trustees across the country to reflect on their own systems and processes to ensure they are meeting legal requirements for education outside the classroom. Students should be able to participate safely, and parents must have confidence their rangatahi will be kept safe,” says Rob Pope.

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