Lendlease Building Pty Limited

On 12 March 2014 a fire occurred within an area of the Barangaroo South Project Tower 3 construction site known as Column C3, where steel reinforcement works were being undertaken at ground floor level. The fire caused extensive damage to the T3 ground floor area and basement levels below located to the east of the central core.

ALLEGED BREACH

Lendlease Building Pty Limited contravened sections 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

SUMMARY OF UNDERTAKING

Activities Lendlease Building Pty Limited will undertake include:

  • Develop an Emergency, Fire Preparedness and Evacuation Management Guideline.
  • Prepare a Case Study on concrete frame construction trades and potential impacts on emergency management, fire preparedness and emergency response.
  • Develop a Hazard Profile related to significant hazards and risks and related control measures associated with concrete frame construction activities and emergency/fire preparedness.
  • Develop a Hot Works Permit Training Supervisor Awareness Module and area related fire preparedness to ensure awareness of minimum fire preparedness standards.
  • Develop an audit criterion to assess emergency, fire and evacuation preparedness.
  • Appoint a Work Health and Safety Intern from a vulnerable community sector.

This undertaking has a total expenditure of $454,680.

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 Lendlease Pty 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 “Enforceable Undertakings – Guidelines for Proposing a WHS Undertaking”.

Date accepted

8 August 2017

FURTHER INFORMATION

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