Labourforce Impex Personnel enters into $480,990 enforceable undertaking

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 12:00
Incidents & prosecutions
National News

A labour-hire company recently entered into an enforceable undertaking worth $480,990.50 following an incident on 13 February 2017 in which a labour-hire worker became entangled in a metal turning lathe while cleaning the metal rollers.

It is alleged the company, Labourforce Impex Personnel Pty Ltd, contravened section 19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Activities Labourforce Impex Personnel Pty Ltd will undertake include:

  • employ a new national safety manager and conduct senior management WHS training
  • an electronic platform for a WHS management system designed for Labourforce Impex Personnel’s operations
  • host an employment forum targeting the risks and issues associated with labour-hire workers.