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

Health and Safety Inspections and Improvement or Prohibition Notices – Case Review

Health and Safety Inspections and Improvement or Prohibition Notices – Case Review

A recent High Court decision has raised the importance of engaging... read more

A recent High Court decision has raised the importance of engaging with health and safety investigations and seeking legal advice...

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Health and Safety / March 21, 2019

New WorkSafe Guidance – Violence in the health and disability sector

New WorkSafe Guidance – Violence in the health and disability sector

WorkSafe New Zealand has published a new Good Practice Guide... read more

WorkSafe New Zealand has published a new Good Practice Guide titled “Violence in the health and disability sector” (Guide). The...

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Health and Safety / August 21, 2020

Health and Safety Update: Sentencing Trends and Enforceable Undertakings

Health and Safety Update: Sentencing Trends and Enforceable Undertakings

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force... read more

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force on 4 April 2016, and since then, the...

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Health and Safety / March 21, 2019

COVID-19 and health and safety reporting

COVID-19 and health and safety reporting

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), notifiable... read more

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), notifiable events must be reported. Whether positive COVID-19 tests are...

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Health and Safety / September 25, 2020

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