Scared school principals hide homes in trust to escape tough work safety regime

  • School principals plan to put their homes into trust to avoid losing them if they are held personally liable for playground injuries – just one of the unintended consequences emerging from a dramatic health and safety law change coming into force next month.

The law, a response to the Pike River mine tragedy, was intended to hold big business to account for lax worker safety protections, but has sprawled into a massive regime encompassing everyone from community sports events to charities.

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Principal Aaron Vercoe says confusion over the new Health and Safety at Work Act is taking its toll on the wellbeing of principals.

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