Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (SA)

FRI
2:17PM

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.

THU
11:55AM

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.

THU
3:58PM

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.

WED
3:51PM

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.
WED
12:18PM

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.

FRI
2:21PM

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.

TUE
1:42PM

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.

WED
1:00PM

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.

WED
3:08PM

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.

WED
3:53PM

Employer enters $1m EU after fatal head crush

An employer has entered an enforceable undertaking worth nearly $1 million after a worker was killed between an elevated work platform and a concrete slab, while regulatory action taken against two major companies after the incident has been withdrawn.


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