Workplace health and safety (WHS) impacts all companies that operate in Australia, in every industry and across both the public and private sectors.
When an incident occurs its impacts can be profound. We understand the importance of responding to an incident in a manner which reflects the values of your organisation whilst also protecting your legal interests and effectively managing stakeholder expectations.
Our experience working with the various safety regulators across Australia provides important insight into WHS policy and regulation, enabling us to advise clients across industries on regulator expectations on compliance and defences to prosecutions.
We advise clients in relation to all aspects of WHS, from preventative measures such as strategic risk management procedures and ensuring compliance with WHS regulation, to responding immediately and in the aftermath of serious WHS incidents (including assisting with criminal prosecutions, internal incident investigations and inquests).