WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY
Ai Group Workplace Lawyers have recognised the significant risk posed to corporations arising from the regulatory obligations under workplace health and safety laws. In response to this we have established a team of experts who add value through the depth of their experience both by protecting businesses legally as well as aiding in accident prevention.
Our team will confirm you have sound policies and processes in place to achieve compliance and ensure your legal position is protected. We provide the full spectrum of work health and safety services including advising on interaction with the safety regulator and participation with regulatory investigations into accidents, complying with or disputing Prohibition or Improvement Notices, all right of entry issues, defending prosecutions and appearing in coronial inquests. We are experienced at advising on union right of entry and Health and Safety Representative/Committee implementation, their powers and limitations. We provide tailored advice and assistance in meeting due diligence requirements through training, policy and procedure development and implementation.
Ai Group Workplace Lawyers also has access through its connection with the Australian Industry Group to a team of workplace health and safety specialists which means that we can have resources ‘on the ground’ rapidly to assist with root cause analysis of safety incidents, systems and process improvements. We provide a holistic and timely approach to dealing with an accident including:
- undertaking comprehensive investigations to identify risks and make recommendations on appropriate measures to eliminate or control them;
- considering all initiatives for reducing costs which may include negotiating enforceable undertakings; and
- assistance with practical measures to manage the wellbeing of any affected workers/witnesses on site.
At Ai Group Workplace Lawyers we know that the most serious accidents occur outside ordinary business hours and have a dedicated 24/7 emergency response team who are equipped at providing immediate advice, both reactive and proactive together with strategic direction when you need it.