CSR Martini Pty Limited

On 2 July 2014, an employee of CSR Martini suffered injury, when their foot was drawn into an unguarded section of a carding machine.

Alleged breach

CSR Martini Pty Limited contravened section 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Summary of undertaking

Activities CSR Martini Pty Limited will undertake include:

  • Conducting training for the Martini Board, leadership team and the entire workforce on relevant WHS matters
  • Conducting audits and identifying and implementing action plans in relation to guarding, working at heights and manual handling
  • Developing and implementing a safety exchange program focussing on key areas of WHS on site
  • Producing a video of the relevant incident and the learnings from it and sharing that with the broader industry
  • Sponsoring a community fun run event in November 2017 and promoting key safety messages as part of that event
  • Ensuring the Martini site is audited by an accredited WHS auditor under the relevant standard and that the actions arising from those audits are implemented
  • Developing and maintaining a WHS management system that complies with AS/NZS 4804: 2001

This undertaking has a total expenditure of $394,000.

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

29 March 2017

Further information

View the full CSR Martini Pty Limited undertaking.

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