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Health and Safety Update

Health and Safety Update
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Over a year on from the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act what conclusions can we draw? This webinar will provide perspectives from the regulator and the defence in this developing area.

The Act introduced fundamental changes to the law including duties being framed around a “person conducting a business or undertaking”, increased penalties and a tiered penalty regime, and the imposition of a positive duty of due diligence on directors and those in senior management.

The presenters will discuss where these changes are likely to be taking us and the practical implications for your clients stemming from these developments.

Topics covered will include:

  • Enforceable undertakings – what are your obligations
  • What approach is WorkSafe New Zealand taking
  • Review of recent decisions from Australia and the UK
  • Practical issues from the defence perspective.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Gain an understanding of WorkSafe’s enforcement approach and the circumstances in which enforceable undertakings are likely to be a realistic option.
  • Learn about emerging trends from Australia and the UK that are likely to be relevant in the NZ context.
  • Understand some practical issues arising in health and safety prosecutions.

Who should attend

All practitioners already dealing with health and safety law, including in-house counsel, defence lawyers, insurance and employment specialists, union officials, HR practitioners, employers, and senior management of companies (including directors) who wish to be updated on the law will benefit from attending.


You will receive a booklet by post and PowerPoint slides by email prior to the webinar.

Materials / Technical Specs

A background booklet written by the presenters will be sent to participants before the seminar/webinar. For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here


Via the internet, you will see and hear the presenters, see the PowerPoint slides and be able to type in questions.


  • Greg Cain - Kensington Swan, Wellington
  • Michael Hargreaves - WorkSafe New Zealand, Wellington

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Monday 28 August 2017

View full brochure and registration details here.

Webinar 29 August
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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Wellington 6140
New Zealand