Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (National)


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.


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.


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.


Rapid antigen testing crucial for WHS; and more

  • Rapid antigen tests key to workplace safety and reopening: ACCI; and
  • Mass breaches and speeding targeted by safety regulator.

HSE upgrades top $3.3m after CSIRO explosion

The CSIRO has committed nearly $3.3 million to workplace safety rectifications and undertakings, in lieu of prosecution over an explosion, in the first enforceable undertaking accepted under the Commonwealth WHS Act.


Bullying claims, costs rising; Standards released; more

  • Workplace bullying-related injury costs creeping up;
  • Draft guide restricts WHS undertakings with Comcare; and
  • Australian Standards for cranes and loading ramps released for comment.

Telstra revamping safety processes after bystander injured

Telstra is revising its health and safety requirements for contractors, after one of three safety-related research projects - undertaken as part of an enforceable undertaking - advised the telco to make its HSE framework and other safety documents available to third-party contractors who might work on its assets.


Legislation and cases update - Q2 2013

In this update, OHS Alert examines all the important OHS and workers' comp legislative changes made in the second quarter of 2013. We also recap the most significant court and tribunal rulings and other developments in each jurisdiction.


Incident response series - Part Five: Enforceable undertakings

No employer wants to face court after a workplace safety incident, but the alternative is far from an easy option. In this article, a safety regulator outlines the steps involved in agreeing to an enforceable undertaking.


Enforceable undertaking identifies 32 incident-prevention tips

Australian Air Express (AaE) has released a research report - as part of an enforceable undertaking that required it to provide the report to OHS Alert - containing 32 recommendations on how to enhance safety leadership and involve staff in developing safety management systems.

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