Major incidents occur unexpectedly and present a substantial risk to companies across many sectors. With significant increases in workplace health and safety (WHS) regulation in Australia, there is greater focus than ever on compliance, prevention, risk management and incident management processes.
We advise on all aspects of WHS laws and incident management, including:
- Managing legal risks following safety incidents, including taking witness statements, media strategy and liaising with safety regulators
- Preparing risk management procedures and policies for corporate clients
- Responding to safety concerns raised by safety investigators and union representatives
- Acting for clients in prosecutions resulting from a safety incident.