Recreational Access, Health & Safety

Clarification of Health and Safety when accessing private land.

  1. Person Conducting the Business or Undertaking [PCBUs] don’t have to manage the risks of the recreational activity. That’s the responsibility of the person doing the activity.
  2. PCBUs aren’t responsible for naturally occurring features that aren’t part of, or affected by, their work.
  3. If someone accesses land for recreation and hurts themselves as a result of the recreation activity, the PCBU who provided access isn’t responsible.
[So, if you injure yourself on private land whilst doing your thing, you are responsible; not the land owner. There has been ambiquity in the past.]
Details here.