SITA Australia Pty Ltd
On 18 February 2013, a worker employed by a labour hire company was attempting to realign a roller on a conveyor belt approximately three metres from ground level, when he stepped out of the elevated work platform onto a waste bin and fell to the concrete floor.
Section 19(3)(c)(d)(f) 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 SITA will undertake include:
- expanding the Executive Management Due Diligence Review Program nationally for high risk activity reviews including working at heights
- developing individual toolbox talk sessions for life saving rules for high risk activities
- updating the content of the Online Induction Program to include each life saving rule
- developing and delivering a national Safety Leadership Training Package for managers and supervisors
- developing and implementing a Roles and Responsibilities e-learning module for managers and supervisors
- developing and implementing a fact sheet for supervisors on supervision, roles and responsibilities
- developing a due diligence publication
- promoting due diligence and lessons learnt to an industry forum
- funding an educational scholarship and work placement offer
- sharing knowledge through a small business assistance program
- developing a health and safety awareness module for community facility tours
- committing to third party audits of SITA's existing occupational health and safety management system.
This undertaking has a total expenditure of $202,500.
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 SITA 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
30 September 2014
23 November 2016