Lindsay Australia Limited

On 10 October 2015, a worker employed in the Lindsay Australia Limited business was fatally injured while performing coupling/uncoupling work on a B double trailer at the company’s Arndell Park depot in Sydney.

Alleged breach

Lindsay Australia Limited and/or three related entities (Lindsay Australia) contravened section 19 and section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Summary of undertaking

The undertaking requires the following actions:

  • Install ‘seeing eye machines’ in prime movers and trialing installation in depot tug trucks.
  • Implement a WHS leadership training program.
  • Engage external providers to undertake a safety audit of tug truck operations at the Sydney depot.
  • Develop and implement augmented reality technology training tool in conjunction with SafeWork NSW and an industry advisory group.
  • Commission a radio media campaign targeted at truck drivers top promote safety awareness messages for maxi brake use and road safety.
  • Commission a B double trailer advertising campaign to promote safety awareness for road users.

This undertaking has a total expenditure of $1,496,008.

Reasons for accepting the undertaking

  • The nature of the alleged contravention is assessed as being appropriate for consideration for an Enforceable Undertaking.
  • The actions proposed in the Enforceable Undertaking have been assessed as appropriate.

Date accepted

27 May 2019

Further information

View the full Lindsay Australia enforceable undertaking.

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