$341,139 enforceable undertaking for hydraulic equipment company
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A hydraulic equipment supplier recently entered into a $341,139 enforceable undertaking following a 2017 incident in which a worker suffered serious injuries while installing a tail lift platform at the company’s NSW premises at Arndell Park.
On the same date, three workers were operating forklift trucks at the premises without the required high-risk work licence.
It is alleged Dhollandia Australia Pty Ltd contravened sections 19(1), 32 and 43 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Activities Dhollandia Australia will undertake:
Installation of overhead gantry cranes and lifting jacks at its NSW premises
Provision of WHS training to workers and officers
An audit on tail lift hydraulics and the strategies implemented from this enforceable undertaking
A WHS industry day to the transport service industry
Provision of free servicing to six community organisations in rural, drought-affected areas in NSW that have passenger lift vehicles