The new The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 takes effect on 4 April 2016. Are you ready?
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.