Focus shifts to upstream PCBUs

Focus shifts to upstream PCBUs

MMD Engineering Limited has been the first designer and manufacturer... read more

MMD Engineering Limited has been the first designer and manufacturer of machinery to be sentenced under the new Health and...

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Health and Safety / June 19, 2019

Managing Overlapping Health and Safety Duties

Managing Overlapping Health and Safety Duties

Health and safety duties can overlap within a contractual relationship.... read more

Health and safety duties can overlap within a contractual relationship.  We discussed this, and the cases coming through which highlight...

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Health and Safety / July 24, 2019

Misleading WorkSafe a Bad Call

Misleading WorkSafe a Bad Call

WorkSafe has successfully prosecuted a farm company director... read more

WorkSafe has successfully prosecuted a farm company director who instructed an employee to lie to investigators. An employee suffered a...

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Health and Safety / August 19, 2019

WorkSafe prosecution in childcare centre dead tree collapse case

WorkSafe prosecution in childcare centre dead tree collapse case

Late last year a tree collapsed at the Discoveries Educare Limited... read more

Late last year a tree collapsed at the Discoveries Educare Limited (Discoveries Educare) early learning centre in Auckland.  Both the...

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Health and Safety / September 26, 2019

THEN AND NOW – health and safety sentencing trends

THEN AND NOW – health and safety sentencing trends

In April 2016 the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came... read more

In April 2016 the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force.  The new legislation gained significant...

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Health and Safety / May 21, 2020

Project Orders Encouraged for Health and Safety Prosecutions

Project Orders Encouraged for Health and Safety Prosecutions

A recent health and safety case considered how beneficial project... read more

A recent health and safety case considered how beneficial project orders are for the overall health and safety of workplaces....

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Health and Safety / June 24, 2020

Assets Seized Following Health and Safety Sentencing

Assets Seized Following Health and Safety Sentencing

The potential for the Police to seize millions in assets is currently... read more

The potential for the Police to seize millions in assets is currently being tested in a workplace fatality case. Background...

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Health and Safety / June 24, 2020

Health and Safety – Directors back in the spotlight

Health and Safety – Directors back in the spotlight

An Australian Court has imposed suspended 10 month jail sentences... read more

An Australian Court has imposed suspended 10 month jail sentences on two Directors of an auto recycling company for breach...

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Health and Safety / July 22, 2020

ACC Offers $22 Million to SMEs For Safety Improvements

ACC Offers $22 Million to SMEs For Safety Improvements

ACC has announced it has set aside $22 million over five years... read more

ACC has announced it has set aside $22 million over five years in “workplace prevention” grants and “workplace injury” subsidies,...

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Health and Safety / January 24, 2019

First Court Ordered Enforceable Undertaking

First Court Ordered Enforceable Undertaking

In June this year we saw New Zealand’s first Court ordered... read more

In June this year we saw New Zealand’s first Court ordered enforceable undertaking (COEU). The COEU was imposed against Otago...

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Health and Safety / August 21, 2020