Workplace leaders learn the majority of what they know about health and safety from their employers, showing employers should use that influence to drive safety outcomes, according to the head of health, safety and security for one of Australia's biggest infrastructure projects.
A PCBU and its director exposed four worksite neighbours to the risk of serious injury or death in ignoring their WHS obligations under time and cost pressures, a court has found in fining them a total of more than $200,000.
A PCBU that incorrectly believed an expert contractor was obliged to advise it when a building maintenance unit (BMU) was due for a major inspection has been convicted and fined $400,000, after two workers were seriously injured in a 12-storey fall.
A PCBU that failed to identify the risks posed by a damaged footpath outside a worksite has become the second entity to be convicted over the death of an elderly man in a mobility scooter crash, and been handed a significant penalty.
A PCBU knew workers from other businesses were removing parts of its scaffold without authorisation but failed to routinely check its integrity, a court has found in fining it $225,000 over a major scaffolding collapse where workers were forced to ride falling material down seven storeys.
A PCBU has committed more than $1 million to integrating a disparate "mix" of work management and paper-based safety processes into a digital contractor management platform, after a worker fell seven metres at a client's site.