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  • The Safe Side | Issue 12

    Two recent decisions illustrate how the law around health and safety continues to develop in New Zealand and why statutory liability cover is so important. In the first case, a High Court appeal decision clarified when a bystander who is badly affected by witnessing an accident can be considered a victim and be awarded reparations. In the second case, WorkSafe withdrew a charge after a VL-funded defence lawyer argued that a partner in a partnership was not a PCBU. We cover these cases and more from the statutory liability arena in this issue.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 11

    The failure to comply with statutory obligations has led to criminal convictions for two individuals after their businesses were investigated for health and safety contraventions.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 10

    Welcome to the 10th issue of The Safe Side! In this edition, we look at two recent convictions resulting (in part) from situations where workers did not have the appropriate training and competence to perform work safely. We also touch on safety around gates, performance indicators and officers’ due diligence as well as news from the wider statutory liability world.

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