Bowling Centres Australia Pty Limited

On 20 May 2015 a facilities team member employed by Bowling Centres Australia Pty Limited suffered injuries whilst performing a cleaning task on a piece of bowling equipment at AMF Liverpool.

Alleged breach

Bowling Centres Australia Pty Limited contravened section 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Summary of undertaking

Activities Bowling Centres Australia will undertake include:

  • Installation of interlock devices on all Qubica AMF branded pin spotter rear guarding.
  • Upgrade of operational controls and e-stop devices on all Brunswick GS series pin spotters.
  • Increase in allocated training budget for new starter technicians.
  • The provision of accredited safety qualifications to key operational positions within the company.
  • Arranging and conducting a Bowling Industry Safety forum.
  • Conducting a public education safety campaign through digital media and in-house information.

This undertaking has a total expenditure of $337,290

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 enforceable undertaking from being accepted.
  • the nature of the alleged contravention and the actions taken by you in response to the incident are assessed as being appropriate for consideration of an enforceable undertaking.
  • the strategies proposed in the enforceable undertaking have been assessed as likely to deliver long term, sustainable work health and safety improvements in the workplace, industry and community.
  • the enforceable undertaking addresses the requirements contained within the “Enforceable Undertakings – Guidelines for Proposing a WHS Undertaking”.

Date accepted

12 December 2016

Further information

View the full Bowling Centres Australia Pty Limited undertaking.

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