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Workplace Health and Safety Law

Our Workplace/Health and Safety legal services

Keeping people safe in the workplace is critical and should be a primary consideration for all business owners/employers. Understanding your health and safety obligations and liabilities as a director has become more important following the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).

The specialist team at Saunders & Co understands the complexities of health and safety legislation and delivers practical pragmatic advice focused on governance responsibility and director due diligence obligations and supporting clients immediately following a health and safety incident through any WorkSafe investigation through to enforcement and/or prosecution.

We work closely with clients to ensure they meet their legal obligations, have a robust framework in place, and the correct documentation to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their staff.

Our team has a strong governance focus, providing those with due diligence obligations under the HSWA with advice and support to ensure they understand and meet their obligations as directors or senior staff in a health and safety context.

We can assist with drafting, reviewing and auditing health and safety management systems are fit-for-purpose from a governance perspective.

We act for clients in a broad range of sectors with differing risks and challenges. Many clients operate in high-risk industries such as agribusiness, construction and manufacturing where a failure to comply with health and safety obligations can lead to serious injury or death. If a notifiable event does occur in a client’s workplace, we ensure our clients are well represented both inside and outside the courtroom.

Get further advice from

Claire McCool


T +64 3 265 0310
M 021 885 086
E claire.mccool@saunders.co.nz