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  • The Safe Side | Issue 24

    This month we have three articles about health and safety leadership, including two covering recent prosecutions in Western Australia and the UK that resulted in jail terms for a director and a site manager. We also look at a new enforceable undertaking in the maritime sector and the sentencing of a steel company after a serious workplace injury. Finally, we provide an update on the latest data on work fatalities.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 23

    Vero Liability’s Statutory Liability insurance is not just about cover for health and safety matters, it also responds to unexpected and unintentional breaches of a wide range of laws that may result in the prosecution of a business. In this issue, we take a look at some recent examples of other statutory prosecutions under the Fair Trading Act, the Resource Management Act and somewhat unusually, the Biosecurity Act.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 22

    The Courts continue to clarify the “edges” of HASWA liability. In this issue, we look at a recent High Court decision on contracts and PCBU duties. We also briefly cover some recent convictions from New Zealand and overseas, the obligation to prepare for emergencies and the fall in the number of EUs being accepted by WorkSafe. Finally, we update you on the findings from the independent review of health and safety at Ports of Auckland.

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