Orora Limited (parent company of Orora Packaging Solutions) recently entered into an enforceable undertaking with a total expenditure of $340,540 following a 2015 incident in which a worker was injured while operating a bale press.
SafeWork NSW said there were a number of reasons for accepting the undertaking:
the alleged contravention does not appear to be a section 31 Reckless conduct category 1 offence, which if it was the case, would preclude the proposed undertaking from being accepted
the nature of the alleged contravention and the actions taken by Orora Limited in response to the incident are assessed as being appropriate for consideration of an undertaking
the strategies proposed in the undertaking have been assessed as likely to deliver long term sustainable safety improvements in the workplace, industry and community
the undertaking addresses the requirements contained within the “SafeWork NSW Enforceable Undertakings Guidelines”.
Activities Orora Limited undertake will include:
developing a safe plant major hazard standard for Orora Limited;
developing guidance materials on effectively managing lock out tag out (LOTO); and
providing a safety internship for a student or graduate.