Enforceable Undertakings

Enforceable Undertakings are an alternative to prosecution when a duty holder has breached (including an alleged breach) Part 4 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).

Enforceable Undertakings are a way for a duty holder to voluntarily make a binding agreement with Maritime New Zealand to take action for any breach they have made under HSWA.

Accepted Enforceable Undertakings

KiwiRail - Kaiarahi

7 April 2021

Maritime NZ has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) from KiwiRail as the result of an incident on the Kaiarahi Interislander ferry in April 2019.

Enforceable Undertaking KiwiRail - Kaiarahi[PDF: 2.8MB, 29 pages]

ISO Limited - Pakhoi

15 October 2020

Maritime NZ has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from ISO Limited after an incident on 19th December 2017 at Port of Tauranga.

Enforceable Undertaking ISO Limited - Pakhoi[PDF: 3.48MB, 26 pages]


The guideline provides additional information on the process and should be read in conjunction with the operational policy document.

Enforceable Undertakings Practice Guide[PDF: 667kB, 16 pages] Enforceable Undertakings Operational Policy[PDF: 247kB, 13 pages]
Related information:
Health and Safety for mariners.

Health and Safety

A guide for mariners

This guide provides information about your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015.

[PDF: 3.01Mb, 72 pages]


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