Work Health & Safety

 

We are a recommended Workplace Health & Safety Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2017.

We assist employers in the management of workplace health and safety incidents and advise on their obligations. This includes identifying front-end WHS issues to ensure policies and procedures are in place to minimise safety incidents.

We work with businesses to develop WHS policies and procedures and advise company directors and officers on their obligations to minimise exposure to liability.

Experience

  • Presenting to Executive Management teams on WHS obligations and potential officer liability.
  • Advising a publicly listed company on its WHS obligations following a ‘near miss’ incident involving work undertaken by contractors.
  • Drafting suitable WHS clauses for large corporates to include in commercial agreements.

Key contact

Karl advises his clients in adverse action claims at the Fair Work Commission, implementing and negotiating enterprise agreements, unfair...

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