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WEBINAR: Overlapping PCBUs and the Whakaari/White Island Tragedy

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  • Region: Nationwide

This webinar will shed light on what businesses can learn from the 2019 disaster and the resulting investigation.

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Webinar Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $46.00
  • Non-member = $69.00

WorkSafe NZ has filed charges against 13 parties after an investigation into the Whakaari/White Island disaster.

Forty-seven people were on the active volcano off the coast of Whakatāne when it erupted on December 9, 2019. Of those, 22 died and 25 others survived but suffered severe injuries.

WorkSafe launched its investigation into the Whakaari/White Island disaster on December 11 - two days after the tragedy - and has now come to a decision.

Ten companies are facing a maximum fine of $1.5 million and another three individuals will also face charges for failing to exercise due diligence under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Matt Jones will shed light on what businesses can learn from the court hearings and provide a fresh perspective on how we can all plan to ensure we reduce our risk exposures in 2021 and beyond.

Attendees will gain practical advice that can be actioned immediately. Matt specialises in breaking down terminology and ensuring his audiences are left with the tools and solutions to your requirements.

Facilitated by Matt Jones - Advanced Safety

Matt Jones is the Founding Director of the health and safety consultancy, Advanced Safety. He is a board member of the Canterbury Safety Charter, founder of the New Zealand Health and Safety Professionals and has recently launched the Safety Tribe, an online learning community dedicated to health and safety professional development. He lives and breathes the motto, 'keeping health and safety simple', and is backed with over a decade of experience as a health and safety professional.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 10:00am the day of the webinar.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the webinar starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the webinar.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the webinar.