Dunn's Twin City Cranes Pty Ltd
On 21 May 2016, a worker employed by Dunn’s Twin City Cranes Pty Ltd suffered serious injuries while working as a subcontractor on the roof of an abattoir. The worker stepped on a sheet of mini-orb ceiling material and fell through the roof onto the concrete floor below.
Dunn’s Twin City Cranes Pty Ltd contravened section 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Summary of undertaking
Activities Dunn’s Twin City Cranes Pty Ltd will undertake include:
- a WHS expert to undertake a workplace assessment of safety and WHS compliance, with recommendations implemented
- employment of a WHS Advisor to review and develop WHS procedures
- provide staff and sub-contractors with education and training on working at heights
- promotion of industry awareness by distribution of the "Take 5" Safety Booklet regarding crane mobile safety to industry stakeholders
- conduct a ”lessons learned” presentation at local safety group annual conference, and
- provide training and equipment for working at heights to rescue workers in the Corowa region, who assisted on the day of the incident.
This undertaking has a total expenditure of $49,920.
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 Dunn’s Twin City Cranes 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”.
11 June 2020
View the full Dunn’s Twin City Cranes undertaking.