AGL Macquarie Pty Limited

On 12 November 2015, two workers sustained burns when an arc flash occurred whilst they were undertaking maintenance and general inspection work on a transformer at the Liddell Power Station.

Alleged breach

Section 19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), as a person with health and safety obligations prescribed under Section 32 of the WHS Act.

Summary of undertaking

Activities AGL Macquarie Pty Limited will undertake include:

  • implementing a skills and competency program for workers
  • benchmarking and tracking of safety culture at AGL Macquarie
  • safety leadership training for AGL Macquarie leaders
  • developing publications that focus on electrical arc flash
  • sharing electrical safety awareness with the broader community
  • supporting safety awards and initiatives within the Hunter Region
  • undertaking an independent audit program

This undertaking has a total expenditure of $1.13 million.

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 AGL Macquarie 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 SafeWork NSW Enforceable Undertakings Guidelines.

Date accepted

16 April 2018

Further information

View the full AGL Macquarie Pty Limited undertaking.

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