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  • The Safe Side | Issue 14

    When we think about falls from height, we often think of the construction industry. Yet a wide range of businesses have been prosecuted by WorkSafe for fall incidents. In this issue, we touch on some of these prosecutions and suggest that all businesses need to look for and manage their fall from height hazards.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 13

    With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d take a lighter look at “elf and safety” with our report on liability insurance exposures for Santa Claus. Merry Christmas and safe holidays from the team at VL!

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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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