Could your business cope with a $650,000 fine?

Bradken Resources Limited was fined in the Melbourne County Court July 2019 after being found guilty by a Wangaratta County Court jury of failing to provide and maintain safe plant following a 10 day trial.

Although there had been no prior incidents of a casting falling back onto the windscreen of a skid steer loader, the court heard Bradken knew, or ought to have known, from previous similar incidents that this could happen.

The court was told it had been reasonably practicable for Bradken to reduce that risk by using alternative machinery, such as a rock excavator, that did not put its employees as close to the castings.

No matter the size of the business you MUST complete and document a Hazard & Risk Assessment.

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