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.
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
May 12, 2020