Lawson’s Welcome Our Newest Team Member

We are excited to announce that we have welcomed our newest team member Deborah Irving who commenced on Monday 4 September 2017. Debb joins our Claims Management team as a Senior Claims Manager bringing several years experience in workers compensation and self-insurance industry. Debb’s previous role included managing complex, high risk claims from inception to… Read more »

First prison sentence handed down for breach of WHS duty offence

Despite being available to courts for a number of decades, for the first time in any Australian jurisdiction (to Sparke Helmore’s knowledge), an individual has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment following breaches of WHS duty provisions relating to her involvement in a 2017 workplace fatality. The sentence currently remains the subject of an appeal,… Read more »

Managing contractors in the workplace

Under the WHS Act, a worker is a person who carries out work in any capacity for a PCBU, this includes contractors and sub-contractors. While at work, a contractor must take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety, and take reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health… Read more »

Safe Work Australia Publishes Latest Data Reports

Safe Work Australia have recently published the latest data reports covering work related fatalities, workers’ compensation claims and comparative jurisdictional performance. Click on the following link to access the reports through the Safe Work Australia Website

Merry Christmas from the Team at Lawson’s

The team at Lawson’s would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. It’s been another big year for us here at Lawson’s and 2019 is shaping up to be even bigger.  We thank you for all your support throughout the year and look forward to working with… Read more »

Local version of AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 published

The first International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety management systems has been published. The Standard was developed to address the increasing number of work related injuries, illnesses and deaths worldwide AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use has been published providing organisations of all sizes with… Read more »