- Unformed Legal Roads
- Types of legal public access
- Overseas Investment Act
- Walking on Crown-owned land
- Cyclists and mountain bikers
- Resolving disputes over access
- The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar
- Walking over private land to get to public land
- Can a landholder stop me using an unformed legal road?
- Forms of legal access across private land
- Motor vehicle on walking tracks
- Types of walkways
- Bikes, dogs and horses on walkways
- Greenways, property developers and the use of incentives
- What a wellbeing framework means for access to the outdoors
- Landholders can refuse the right to walk over land
- Downloadable GPX files make accessing hidden spots easier
- Shared pathways
- The Outdoor Access Code
- Asking nicely
- Carrying a gun
- Horse riding responsibly
- Mountain biking responsibly
- Caring for the environment
- Being responsible with fire in the outdoors
- Four-wheel driving responsibly
- Kauri dieback, myrtle rust and more
- Mycoplasma Bovis - information for people crossing farms
- Health and safety
- Māori land
- Funding and awards
- Rivers, lakes and coast
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Visitors who pay for access
WorkSafe recognises a landowner who charges for land access as a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).
It is WorkSafe’s position that when a PCBU charges for access to their land but does not provide the recreational activity, they:
- Are not responsible for the risks of the recreational activity itself. A PCBU is only responsible for managing a recreational activity’s risks when providing the activity.
- Are responsible for risks arising from work or the workplace, as per its Recreational Access Policy Clarification (see below).
It’s important to keep in mind that this is a general position. The extent to which a PCBU is responsible for a recreational activity depends on the situation and context. We encourage you to seek independent legal advice if you are uncertain about how HSWA applies to a specific situation.
- Worksafe Policy clarification: Recreational access and the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015)
Page last updated: Jul 27, 2022, 10:03 AM