$341,139 enforceable undertaking for hydraulic equipment company

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Date: 
Friday, 17 July, 2020 - 11:45
Category: 
Incidents & prosecutions
Location: 
New South Wales

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