Engaging with WorkSafe: Handling Incidents and Investigations (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1 CPD Hr
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While much has been made of managing risk under the new health and safety legislation, it is not always clear how best to advise clients when an incident actually occurs and WorkSafe becomes involved. This webinar will provide insights into dealing with WorkSafe investigations to ensure the best outcome for your client. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn more about the notification requirements, both internally and when WorkSafe needs to be informed after an incident occurs.
  • Understand better the range of powers available to WorkSafe investigators, the methodology of their investigation particularly in respect of interviews and requests for documents and reports. 
  • Gain further insights into WorkSafe’s enforcement measures and the operation of enforceable undertakings. 

Who should view?

All lawyers who may represent clients in health and safety matters.


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Sue Petricevic
Principal Legal Advisor

Sue joined WorkSafe NZ in early 2014, as Principal Legal Advisor, litigation. In this role she oversees and prosecutes cases under the Health and Safety legislation and provides advice on investigations. Prior to this, Sue was a Crown Prosecutor  taking many diverse criminal matters to trial. She was previously a Senior Forensic Scientist for ESR and appeared  as an expert witness in criminal trials.

Tim Clarke
Bell Gully

Tim is a litigation partner in Bell Gully’s Auckland office, specialising in health and safety and employment law.

He has broad experience representing clients in various WorkSafe investigations, including: advising clients on responding to notifiable incidents as they arise, representing clients in WorkSafe investigations, responding to or defending criminal prosecutions brought by WorkSafe, and appearing at sentencing hearings and making submissions.  

Recent experience includes acting for large construction companies, manufacturing companies, oil and gas companies and supermarket chains in WorkSafe prosecutions.