A labour-hire company and a host employer have both been fined for safety failures relating to unguarded plant, with a court outlining the measures the former could have taken to prevent an injury and prosecution.
An employer will contend the risk control measures it is accused of failing to implement are not reasonably practicable steps and would interfere with the basic rights of the non-employees they're intended for, a court judgment has shown.
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A worker who was observed driving a forklift dangerously in a shared car park, and then refused to cooperate with safety inspectors, has been convicted and fined for safety breaches. Meanwhile, regulators have issued warnings after a storage-racking fatality and on the increasing number of serious incidents on non-isolated machinery.
The Federal Department of Home Affairs and a healthcare provider have been charged with WHS breaches relating to the suicide of a detainee at the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney. They could be fined a total of up to $6 million if found guilty.