Construction company enters into $184,900 enforceable undertaking

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Thursday, 12 November, 2020 - 11:00
Incidents & prosecutions
National News

Construction company Proline Building – Commercial Pty Ltd recently entered into an enforceable undertaking with a total expenditure of $184,900 following an incident in which a plasterer suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately 3.6 metres through a suspended ceiling after one of the plywood sheets gave way.

It is alleged Proline Building – Commercial contravened section 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

As part of the undertaking, activities Proline Building – Commercial will undertake include:

  • a workplace program that improves project completion and handover procedure

  • updating and improving the business’s current mental health safe working guides and training
  • (in collaboration with the Master Builders Association), developing and distributing an industry-wide safety guide and training for working safely in ceiling voids
  • supplying safety equipment and conducting work, health and safety training for participants in the BackTrack regional community program