The PSPLA has issued the following statement:
“We are accepting the situation in Tairawhiti and Hawkes Bay as well as other areas affected by flooding and slips as a reason for emergency appointments.
This means security businesses can bring staff on as soon as the new staff member has filed their application for a COA and they have sent in an application for an emergency appointment. It is usually approved within one working day.
They also need to make sure that the address for sending the badge to, that the applicant includes in their COA application, is one that mail is currently able to be delivered to – probably best to use the employers address in most cases.
If people still don’t have their badges at the end of the 2 week emergency appointment period they can either ask to extend it for a further 2 weeks or ask for us to issue an exemption certificate for them to carry until such time a their badge arrives in the mail.”
We appreciate the responsiveness of the PSPLA, and our Registrar, on this matter.
From the NZSA Team