According to WorkSafe New Zealand, work related injury and disease costs the New Zealand economy about $3.5 billion per year. This includes the costs of about one in ten people being harmed in the workplace, and about 75 people dying while on the job each year. The legal risks to businesses are numerous, and they often look to brokers and insurers to assist them manage that risk appropriately.
This seminar, presented by barrister Steve Keall, will provide a simple and easy to follow outline of the legal issues relevant to brokers and their customers. Some time will be spent on recent legal developments; principally the recent Health and Safety Reform Bill which is expected to be passed in the second half of 2015. The proposed law reforms will generally have the effect of increasing businesses’ legal exposure and this is expected to result in an uptick of interest in appropriate insurance cover. The seminar will consider insurance products which address Health and Safety risk, which are principally statutory liability policies.
The running of this workshop is subject to minimum attendees.
No refund will be given if you choose not to attend within 7 days of the event.