Health and safety

Health and safety compliance is increasingly crucial in the New Zealand workplace. Our team of experts work to understand clients' needs and to advise on the best approach.

​There are new changes to the governing health and safety legislation, which have made significant increases in responsibility and liability across many levels of an organisation. We work with clients to ensure they are aware of these changes so they can fully comply with their obligations.

Bell Gully’s team of experts work to understand clients' needs in order to advise on the best approach for their organisations. Our advice is proactive and tailored for the clients’ industry and business.

Government response to COVID-19
Advised The New Zealand Government Vaccine Strategy Task Force, working with officials from MBIE, MFAT, the Health Ministry, PHARMAC and The Treasury, and leading the negotiations with the COVAX global facility and multiple multi-national pharmaceutical companies to secure advance purchase agreements for COVID-19 vaccinations for New Zealand, Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands.

Health and safety reform
Advising and providing training to clients on health and safety reform resulting from the Independent Taskforce into Safer Workplaces, the Pike River Royal Commission report, and the Royal Commission report into building failure caused by the Canterbury earthquakes, the MBIE consultation document on Building Seismic Performance and proposed reform of directors' duties under the new Health and Safety at Work Act.

Earthquake related issues
Advising major corporate clients on their health and safety obligations for earthquake-prone buildings. This includes reviewing and advising on seismic programmes to identify and strengthen earthquake-prone or earthquake-risk buildings.