Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (all)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.

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.


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.


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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