Kensington Swan’s specialist national workplace health and safety team provides advice on compliance and workplace health and safety management and gives support through incident investigations and prosecutions.
It has the only truly dedicated team of workplace safety and health lawyers in New Zealand and, as a result, has extensive experience handling incident investigations by WorkSafe New Zealand, Energy Safety, the Police, Civil Aviation Authority, and Maritime New Zealand. It also regularly helps clients at Coroners’ inquests.
Kensington Swan understands the Health and Safety at Work Act including its technicalities and nuances. It can help you with:
Agreements and contracts
Advising on terms and conditions for health and safety compliance in contracts, including with suppliers and contractors.
Dedicated training for directors and management on health and safety leadership.
Responding to accidents. When things go wrong, investigations after accidents can be complex, with regulators seeking evidence through documents, written questions, and interviews with employees, directors, and others. Care is required to avoid incrimination and to persuade WorkSafe that the organisation is careful and has acted appropriately.
Kensington Swan can advise you on these processes and, where necessary, help you defend prosecutions, challenge improvement notices and prohibition notices, or make sentencing submissions.