Orora Limited (parent company of Orora Packaging Solutions) recently entered into an enforceable undertaking with a total expenditure of $340,540 following a 2015 incident in which a worker was injured while operating a bale press.

SafeWork NSW said there were a number of 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 Orora Limited 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 “SafeWork NSW Enforceable Undertakings Guidelines”.

Activities Orora Limited undertake will include:

  • developing a safe plant major hazard standard for Orora Limited;
  • developing guidance materials on effectively managing lock out tag out (LOTO); and
  • providing a safety internship for a student or graduate.

SOURCE:

Australian Institute of Health & Safety

May 12, 2020

https://www.aihs.org.au/news-and-publications/news/orora-limited-enters-340540-enforceable-undertaking