Workplace Health and Safety legislation and regulation is a complex area for businesses, especially small businesses, to navigate.  Failures to ensure that there is a safe system of work for employees and customers can place you at risk of investigation and prosecution.

When injuries occur in workplace environments, assessments are made as to the degree of seriousness or culpability of the individuals, managers and office holders involved.  Possible penalties for breaches of the law range from fines to jail terms.

If the offence involves an element of recklessness on the part of the business those offences may be prosecuted in the District Court. Lesser offences will be prosecuted in the Magistrates Court.