The intention behind the legislation is to improve work place practices, and WorkSafe New Zealand, the body responsible for enforcing the legislation, is expected to take a robust approach. From an insurance perspective, the legislation creates a range of liabilities. Clients may look to brokers for guidance on whether they already have sufficient insurance cover, or require additional coverage, usually in the form of a statutory liability policy. This workshop updates the previous workshops with the final amendments made to the legislation before it was finally passed by Parliament.
The purpose of this seminar is to:
- Provide an Overview of the new legal concepts and new responsibilities – updated for final version of the legislation;
- Permit brokers to better understand the potential needs and interest of their clients;
- Outline practical consequences and potential insurance issues, including coverage for health and safety liability in a statutory liability policy context; and
- Explain how Brokers can assist their clients when notifying a Health and Safety incident.
Steve Keall is a civil and commercial disputes lawyer based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Steve started work in 1999, first national law firm Chapman Tripp and then with specialist insurance firm McElroys. Since then, he spent about eight years working in the London market as a solicitor.
Steve now practises as a barrister, with a sector focus on insurance and financial services.
Steve has a wide variety of insurance experience including policy coverage advice and dealing with intermediary/ broker issues.
He also claims to be writing a novel.