WorkSafe enters into three Enforceable Undertakings
- Retpro Management Pty Ltd: a large leasing and management company which operates shopping centres across Australia and New Zealand, including the Dandenong Plaza Shopping Centre. The EU followed an incident in which a manager of a premises in the shopping centre was struck by a forklift in the loading bay. She sustained significant injuries including fractured ribs, difficulty breathing and a fracture to her right foot.
- Wilsons Sheet Metal Pty Ltd: a manufacturer of aluminium down pipes, gutters and clips. The EU followed an incident in which a worker was feeding sheet metal into an unguarded roller machine. His glove was dragged into the machine, which lifted him off the floor and caused his foot to come off the operating pedal and the roller stopping. He suffered partial digital amputations and crush injuries to the right hand.
- Goodstart Early Learning Ltd: owner and operator of about 650 childcare facilities around Australia. Goodstart is incorporated and registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
On 3 April 2017, a four year-old child at a Goodstart facility in Preston received a serious laceration to her right wrist when a window she leaned against broke. There was a requirement that glass in windows such as this one at childcare centres be fitted with Grade A safety glass. WorkSafe's investigation revealed that the glass in place at the time of the incident was not safety glass.
To find our more details, including the details of the EUs, and to keep up to date with new prosecutions, check WorkSafe Prosecution Result Summaries and Enforceable Undertakings webpage.