The Safe Side | Issue 34
We begin this month’s issue with an article about the prosecution of two defence forces on opposite sides of the world. Common to both was a failure to adequately control the risks associated with training exercises. We also cover the first sentencing arising from the Whakaari/White Island investigation; a Maritime New Zealand prosecution after a jetboat driven by an impaired skipper crashed; and a sentencing in the UK that resulted in a staggering £5 million fine.Read more
The Safe Side | Issue 33
This month, we look at the prosecution of a horse racing business after a teenager was seriously injured in a fall on her first day at work. We also cover a sentencing for a non-injury incident that involved an excavator being dropped from a ship’s crane into the sea. In addition, we report on two overseas prosecutions that have relevance to New Zealand’s farmers and schools; and a Commerce Commission prosecution for failing to follow the rules when selling extended warranties.Read more
The Safe Side | Issue 32
The tragic deaths of two British tourists while off-roading in the South Island high country has led to a record fine for the tour company and a conviction for the Director. We cover the sentencing in this issue. In addition, we take a brief look at the concept of ‘health and safety by design’ as well as the duties imposed on designers by HASWA. We also have articles on two overseas prosecutions involving failures to manage risks that may not be top of mind for New Zealand companies when thinking about work health and safety – a failure to manage fatigue and injuries to workers exposed to hand and arm vibration for prolonged periods. Finally, we provide a link to new guidance on managing the risks of solar UV radiation when working outside.Read more
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