Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (NSW)


Are key SWMS messages getting through to workers?

In a $586,000 WHS undertaking, a PCBU has launched a research study into effectively communicating the key "high-risk messages" in safe work method statements, following an incident resulting from SWMS-compliance failures on the first working day of the year in 2018.


WHS spends reach $1.5m after two serious incidents

A PCBU has committed to completely digitising its permit-to-work system to strengthen its effectiveness as a critical control for non-standard work, while a second PCBU will audit its mobile plant and traffic management plans across multiple sites, in response two serious safety incidents.


New comms system to enable real-time risk assessment

An employer is implementing a safety communication system that will allow workers to send photographs, videos and proposed work processes to engineers for "instant risk assessment", as part of a $541,000 enforceable undertaking.


Labour-hire injury leads to $1.3m WHS spend, e-platform

An employer has introduced a new injury management database for identifying client sites that pose extra risks to workers, and introduced site-specific pre-employment medicals, among $782,000 worth of rectifications made after a serious incident.


Charged PCBU creates WHS role, as safety regulator cracks down on rogue operators

A PCBU has committed to creating a WHS management role and other initiatives, after a first-year apprentice fell nearly four metres through a void. Meanwhile, a regulator has issued a warning to rogue electrical operators, highlighting a recent court injunction and a $100,000 fine.


Another PCBU avoids charges with amended undertaking

A WHS regulator has accepted a second PCBU's second attempt to enter a safety undertaking in lieu of prosecution, despite the latest applicant's long history of compliance issues and statutory notices.


WHS-specific English classes locked in after incident

A PCBU has committed nearly $600,000 to putting hundreds of its workers from linguistically diverse backgrounds through English classes covering safety and site-specific issues, under a $1.5 million WHS undertaking.


Anti-collision commitment follows rollaway work fatality

An employer has committed to trialling vehicle safety sensor systems and rolling out the collision avoidance technology across its entire fleet, after being accused of WHS breaches relating to the death of a worker in a runaway vehicle incident.


WHS appointments form part of record $1.8m EU

A city-based PCBU will employ a WHS coordinator to service regions lacking safety expertise, and develop an app that ensures hired equipment matches proposed jobs, in a record $1.8 million-plus undertaking prompted by a crane fall.

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