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.
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.
A regulator has rejected a second WHS undertaking application in a matter of months, this time from a PCBU that has received 44 prohibition and improvement notices since late 2015, and whose proposed undertaking focuses on implementing administrative over higher order control measures.
A PCBU accused of breaching WHS laws, in failing to prepare a proper emergency plan for "worker entrapment by... robotic arms", has avoided prosecution through a $500,000 commitment to digitalise its safety management system and other initiatives.
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A PCBU's new "positive investigation methodology", being rolled out under a $1.5 million rectification and undertaking package, will better engage workers in safety probes and strengthen incident prevention, the company claims.
A regulator has rejected a PCBU's bid to enter a WHS undertaking in lieu of prosecution, after finding the business's alleged breaches could have caused a double fatality, and some of the proposed undertakings appeared to be projects it should implement anyway.
A regulator has alerted workers to their WHS duties pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, while a local council has committed some $2 million to safety improvements and enforceable undertakings after being accused of failing to prepare asbestos registers and other WHS breaches.
A major employer accused of exposing a travelling salesperson to the risk of serious injury or death has committed more than $5.3 million to safety rectifications and enforceable undertakings, including a strategy aimed at preventing members of the public from placing themselves in the "line of fire" of work vehicles.