Construction company accepts $381,946 enforceable undertaking

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Monday, 7 September, 2020 - 12:15
Incidents & prosecutions
National News

Construction company Provincial Homes Pty Ltd recently entered into a $381,946 enforceable undertaking after a 2017 incident in which a first-year apprentice was seriously injured.

The apprentice fell through an uncovered stair void while nailing trusses to the top plate of the wall frame on the first floor of a residential building construction.

It is alleged Provincial Homes contravened section 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, and will undertake a number of activities including:

  • Introduction of a training and education program for all Provincial Homes stakeholders
  • A new safety manager role and senior management WHS training
  • Introduction of a cloud-based system for all Provincial Homes stakeholders to record their education and training
  • Construction industry ladder safety awareness campaign
  • Sponsorship of industry safety awards for apprentices and supervisors
  • Community ladder safety awareness campaign