Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd
On 13 May 2016 a visiting truck salesperson was injured when impacted by a B-double truck making deliveries at a concrete batching plant operated by Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd at Caringbah, Sydney.
Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd contravened section 19(2) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Summary of undertaking
Activities Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd will undertake include:
- Delivery of safety leadership training to front line and senior leaders in Holcim’s NSW concrete business;
- An external traffic management audit of five NSW concrete manufacturing sites;
- Hosting an industry forum to provide best practice reference material to manage risk associated with vehicle and pedestrian traffic management on worksites;
- A community safety awareness campaign creating awareness of the risks to pedestrians when interacting with heavy vehicles; and
- A truck advertisement campaign promoting safety awareness messages.
This undertaking has a total expenditure of $1,294,100.
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 Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd 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”.
13 November 2019