Browsing: Young/inexperienced workers

THU
3:39PM

Court clarifies safety duties to experienced workers

Employers are not required by workplace health and safety laws to "hold the hand" of experienced workers, but must take steps to ensure they have the skills to spot risks and select safe work methods, a court has found in upholding a worker's damages claim.

FRI
11:54AM

Company fined $320k over flawed WHS measure, fatality

One of four entities charged over the death of a 17-year-old worker, in a 12-metre fall, has been fined $320,000, after a court heard its fall-prevention strategy required personnel to disconnect their harnesses when moving from one high area to another.

THU
3:14PM

Company, manager fined $650k for burn-causing breaches

A company that failed to provide a new employee with adequate PPE, or properly advise him on the flammable properties of a hazardous substance, has been handed a near-record workplace safety fine in Western Australia, after the young man suffered serious burns.

THU
12:44PM

PCBU failed to comply with clause on ignition sources

An employer has been fined $180,000, after its failure to control ignition points and flammable vapours led to three workers sustaining devastating burns with "lifelong effects" in an explosion.

MON
1:47PM

PCBU, supervisor failed to bar unsafe work, fined $413k

A PCBU and a supervisor it engaged to act on its behalf have been fined heavily for permitting work to be performed at a site before crucial safety measures were in place - a failing that resulted in a teenager sustaining serious injuries in a fall.


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