Occupational health, safety and security
"Norton Rose Australia is the ‘pre-eminent occupational health and safety firm in Australia’." The Legal 500 2012/2013
"The work has been outstanding. They combine deep familiarity with the law with an understanding of ‘real world’ safety and management issues." Chambers 2012
We are the largest, most experienced occupational health, safety and security practice in the world. We are the only firm to offer a specialist team who acts solely on these matters.
Our people are in a class of their own. They are some of the most senior practitioners in their field, and add value to our clients businesses through the depth of their experience. A number of our lawyers are registered safety practitioners, which means we can put people on the ground in construction sites, on rail tracks and oil rigs. Many are security cleared to work in the defence industry.
We are also recognised as the best across our industry specialisations: we truly understand our clients’ businesses. In energy, we advise leading electricity providers and multi-national oil and gas companies on their safety provisions. In mining, we helped the government write the mine safety laws. All the top-tier construction companies trust us, and we have acted on most serious construction incidents in the last ten years. We are known as experts in the transport sector; our team regularly advise operators and industry associations on their legislation. See examples of our recent client work here.
We are a leading provider of emergency response and crisis handling services. Our 24/7 emergency response team have handled some of the most high profile incidents around the world. Being part a global firm allows us to share this specific expertise and experience across borders and apply it in an incident anywhere in the world.
A unique offering in the market, we work with our clients to improve their corporate governance. We have created bespoke safety management systems for clients across all industry sectors.
We are the only firm who can advise on security and anti-terrorism work, in a time where compliance is becoming increasingly important in oil, gas, mining and other key industries. Our people are pioneering work in this field.
We offer you:
- the largest most experienced team in the field - including registered safety practitioners - who can be mobilised to act on any incident in a short space of time
- a 24/7 emergency response service ensuring our clients obtain assistance when it is most needed
- N-sure: the only product in the market to perform legal compliance audits in an innovative way
- the most senior and well-respected practitioners in the industry, including pioneers on security compliance
- corporate governance advice including bespoke safety management systems.