Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (all)

MON
3:48PM

John Holland enters $1.2m WHS undertaking after fall

John Holland Pty Ltd has been granted permission to enter a $1.2 million enforceable undertaking in lieu of prosecution over a worker's seven-metre fall through a hole on a major infrastructure project, and will develop a freely available virtual reality app for identifying height risks.

WED
2:05PM

Incident attracts WHS notice on smoking, leads to EU

A PCBU's $504,000 enforceable undertaking has provided valuable insight into the wide range of workplace issues that attract the attention of WHS inspectors, including where staff smoke their cigarettes.

THU
3:10PM

Explosion resulted from alleged WHS contraventions

A PCBU accused of breaching its WHS duty to control ignition sources, at the time of an injury-causing explosion, has entered a $624,400 undertaking and spent nearly $180,000 on WHS rectifications.

TUE
2:15PM

Crew rethink could have eliminated risk

An employer could have prevented the severe crush injuries sustained by a worker preparing a large workplace vehicle for greasing by ensuring the task was undertaken solely by the vehicle's operator, an enforceable undertaking document has shown.

MON
3:35PM

Directors enter undertakings after contractor killed

Two company directors who were charged with due diligence breaches, after a contract driver was killed, have entered enforceable undertakings with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

FRI
3:02PM

EU bid rejected after 170 WHS notices issued

A WHS regulator has rejected a PCBU's bid to enter an enforceable undertaking in lieu of prosecution, after considering the significant impact its alleged offences had on a worker, and its "poor compliance history".

MON
12:38PM

Ladders "the last option" in WHS hierarchy; and more

  • Ladders are "the last option", PCBUs told after death;
  • Rio Tinto's former HSE chief appointed SWA chair; and
  • PCBUs' "attitudes" to affect WHS-undertaking decisions in NSW.
THU
2:34PM

High-spend EU accepted for pre-amendment fatality

A PCBU has been permitted to enter a WHS undertaking, with a minimum spend of nearly $3 million, in lieu of prosecution over a fatality in Queensland, which occurred prior to the State banning undertakings for alleged offences involving deaths.

MON
2:00PM

Employer enters another EU after another fatality

A major employer has entered an enforceable undertaking, with an estimated spend of up to $750,000, after being accused of fitness-for-work breaches and other contraventions relating to the death of a truck driver, whose vehicle crashed through a barrier and plummeted 13 metres.

FRI
1:29PM

PCBUs commit to new hire, AS/NZS ISO 45001 compliance

A PCBU has committed to hiring a "preventative maintenance coordinator" and introducing staff safety bonuses, after a worker's fingertips were amputated. Another company has agreed to spend $361,000 on transitioning to AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, after a contractor fell through a collapsed floor panel.


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