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Employee fault no effect on employer liability

New Zealand - July 13 2016 ​The requirement on the employer to take all practicable steps to ensure workplace health and safety is not diluted if the injury occurred through…

Geoff Carter, Marie Wisker

New fire service levy regime

New Zealand - July 7 2016 ​Higher levies and stronger compliance measures will be key features in the new unified fire service to be created by the Fire and Emergency New…

Justin Graham, John Knight

Hefty fine for Health and Safety breach in Australia

Australia - May 10 2016 A Sydney construction company has been fined $425,000 and its sole officer $85,000, plus costs, after a bricklayer fell to his death on a…

Geoff Carter, Marie Wisker

Workplace Watch - Issue 10, April 2016

New Zealand - April 28 2016 The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force on Monday, 4 April. We would have to go back a long way to find a piece of legislation…

Geoff Carter, Marie Wisker

New health and safety regime in force today

New Zealand - April 4 2016 ​The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force today. Key features are: responsibility for ensuring a healthy and safe workplace lies with…

Geoff Carter, Marie Wisker