Health and Safety is a core consideration for any business or organisation. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 places responsibility on all participants in business, at every level of an organisation, from Directors, to contractors, subcontractors, and workers.
We regularly provide health and safety compliance advice, helping companies and boards of directors understand their obligations and implement meaningful policies and programmes.
We can advise on specific health and safety issues and provide training and support for our clients.
Hesketh Henry’s experience covers New Zealand’s most high-risk industries: construction, maritime, transport, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry and utilities.
Our lawyers, including former prosecutors, know how the regulatory agencies work. We assist our clients with mandatory notifications and investigations to lower the risk of prosecution or enforcement action. If charges are laid, we appear in Court as defence counsel, negotiate with the prosecution and can apply for enforceable undertakings. We are also on the panel for a number of insurers and help their insureds through these processes.