Mere King discusses the implications of new health and safety reform
29 August 2017
Mere King, senior associate at Buddle Findlay was interviewed by the NBR. Palmerston North-based Budget Plastics pleaded guilty for failing to provide a safe working environment for an employee who had part of his hand amputated after it was dragged into machinery. Mere King said "the judge decided a fine in the range of $275,000 to $400,000. However, the claim was reduced to $100,000 due to the financial capacity of the defendant." Businesses need to be aware the Health and Safety at Work Act has seen fines increase six-fold and it is important to take immediate action on any identified risks.
Listen to the full interview below.