What are Overlapping Duties?


Overlapping Duties ensures businesses work together for the health and safety of everyone in the workplace and is a fundamental part of HSWA’s design.

When two or more businesses are working together at the same location or through a contracting chain, they must work together to fulfil their duties of care.

Where those duties overlap, PCBUs need to consult, cooperate, and coordinate their activities to meet their health and safety responsibilities to workers and others.