Proline Building – Commercial Pty Ltd
On 7 November 2017, a plasterer suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately 3.6 metres through a suspended ceiling after one of the plywood sheets gave way.
Proline Building – Commercial Pty Ltd contravened section 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Summary of undertaking
Activities Proline Building – Commercial Pty Ltd will undertake include:
- a workplace program that improves project completion and handover procedure
- updating and improving the business’s current mental health safe working guides and training
- (in collaboration with the Master Builders Association), developing and distributing an industry-wide safety guide and training for working safely in ceiling voids
- supplying safety equipment and conducting work, health and safety training for participants in the BackTrack regional community program
This undertaking has a total expenditure of $184,900.
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 Proline Building – Commercial 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.
22 October 2020