Failures of Health and Safety consultants may lead to prosecution

Failures of Health and Safety consultants may lead to prosecution

Recent concerns have been raised by WorkSafe NZ in relation to... read more

Recent concerns have been raised by WorkSafe NZ in relation to the quality of the health exposure monitoring, by some...

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Health and Safety / April 17, 2019

Health and Safety Update: Is WorkSafe shifting its Focus on Officers and Directors?

Health and Safety Update: Is WorkSafe shifting its Focus on Officers and Directors?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) introduced a positive... read more

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) introduced a positive duty on all company officers (including directors, partners,...

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Health and Safety / April 17, 2019

Falsifying Drug Tests and Saliva Testing

Falsifying Drug Tests and Saliva Testing

Falsifying Drug Tests Synthetic urine continues to be an ongoing... read more

Falsifying Drug Tests Synthetic urine continues to be an ongoing issue in the drug testing arena. Synthetic urine is a...

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Health and Safety / May 22, 2019

Private Prosecution Set to Proceed

Private Prosecution Set to Proceed

Private prosecutions may well be set to occur more regularly... read more

Private prosecutions may well be set to occur more regularly under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA),...

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Health and Safety / May 22, 2019

Not proceeding: Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill

Not proceeding: Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill

Last year we discussed a Bill proposing to change the Health... read more

Last year we discussed a Bill proposing to change the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (Act) to exclude...

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Health and Safety / May 22, 2019

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