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.
Workplace incidents and WorkSafe investigations
Representing clients in a number of industries (including several major manufacturers) on workplace fatalities and serious harm incidents. Advising on all aspects of workplace serious harm incidents, including: advising on the initial response to the incident, advising on the incident investigation process, reviewing and commenting on the investigation report, liaising with WorkSafe, and advising on the prosecution process.
Representing clients in WorkSafe prosecutions
Advising clients on defending prosecutions and appearing as counsel at sentencing hearings.
Presenting on health and safety
Presenting on health and safety issues at industry related conferences and seminars, and have providing training on the changing landscape of health and safety legislation to numerous clients and their boards.
Reviewing agreements for compliance
Reviewing commercial and employment agreements and advising on suggested changes to ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and industry best practice.