Practice Areas

Occupational Health & Safety

Within the Queensland market, we are recognised specialists in Occupational Health and Safety and have one of the largest practices in the State.

The strength of our OH&S practice is a combination of three key factors: legal expertise, practical workplace experience and effective risk management

Areas of Practice

  • Legislative compliance
  • Defence of prosecutions
  • Right of entry issues
  • Contract related issues and disputes
  • Public sector
  • Risk management

Comprehensive Service Offering

We advise on all elements of OH&S for employers, including:

  • Auditing workplaces
  • Advice on compliance matters, and the operation of Federal and State workplace, health and safety legislation and State-based industry-specific safety legislation
  • Comcare-related work
  • Conducting accident investigations on behalf of clients
  • Defending prosecutions brought by various Divisions of Workplace Health and Safety
  • Appearances at Coronial Inquests and Mining Warden Enquiries
  • Negotiating and drafting enforceable undertakings on behalf of employers

Effective Issues Management

We provide comprehensive advice and clear strategic solutions in helping employers achieve effective management of OH&S issues. Our aim is always to minimise potential risks and to add value to a client's organisation.

Detailed Understanding of the Legal Framework

We have a detailed understanding of OH&S legislation, combined with practical commercial knowledge across many industry sectors.

A number of our Partners, for example, sit on client Crisis Management Teams in recognition of their expertise and practical experience. We also have particular expertise in OH&S issues relating to government corporations.

Commitment to Adding Value

We add value to our client's business by protecting their commercial interests and enhancing workplace safety.

This is achieved by providing advice on sustainable improvements in occupational health and safety programs and culture, and effective risk and incident management.

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