Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (SA)


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.


Iconic company enters WHS undertaking after amputation

A famous Australian bootmaker has designed new tools and committed to adopting AS/NZS 45001:2018, with regular compliance audits, under an enforceable undertaking, after a worker with no experience with a new material had a finger amputated.


University enters WHS EU after alleged guarding breach

A large employer is implementing a comprehensive high-risk-area inspection system under one of a series of safety undertakings and rectifications - costing a total of nearly $400,000 - which it committed to after a worker's hand was injured in a poorly guarded machine.


High-risk work findings coincide with fall-related EU

A WHS regulator has identified the absence of adequate controls for preventing three-metre-plus falls as a major area of non-compliance in the high-risk construction sector. It has also, coincidentally, accepted a PCBU's bid to enter an enforceable undertaking after a worker fell four metres.


Walkthroughs fail to achieve WHS compliance; and more

  • Walkthroughs and "common sense" fail to achieve WHS compliance;
  • Five principles to reduce workers' comp stress in NSW; and
  • Alerts follow electrocution, rollover death and water jet injuries.

Modest EUs accepted after amputations, asbestos incident

A PCBU accused of failing to take steps to prevent a worker's fingers being amputated, and another that allegedly failed to comply with its own asbestos-removal plan, have been allowed to enter low-spend WHS undertakings in lieu of prosecution.


WHS undertaking accepted in freezer fatality case

SafeWork SA has accepted a $677,000 enforceable undertaking (EU) from one of two major employers charged with WHS offences, after a worker died from being trapped in a walk-in freezer at a police training facility.


Fatal failings divided into WHS charges and EUs

In an unusual case, two related PCBUs have been fined a total of $210,000 over a teenage apprentice's death, but entered enforceable undertakings in lieu of prosecution for one of the particulars of the offence.


Scouts enter WHS EU with annual safety commitment

The Scouts have spent $100,000 on forklift-safety rectifications and committed to an annual WHS spend of $95,000, in lieu of prosecution, after allegedly failing to preserve an injury site.


WHS probe planned, safety bonuses panned

A parliamentary committee will inquire into an abandoned fatality-related WHS prosecution, while the powers of South Australian HSRs will be aligned with other states, if initiatives moved by the Greens are passed.

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