NT WorkSafe  actively enforces the law, prosecuting alleged offenders under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act and Dangerous Goods Act.​

Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act

BEN’S TREE SERVICE PTY LTD​

On the 24 March 2015 a worker was seriously injured whilst shredding trees and palm fronds in preparation for an approaching cyclone.

On the 20 July 2016 the defendant was convicted and fined $15,000 for a breach of section 32 of the WHS Act.

THE ROCK TOUR PTY LTD

On the 15 June 2014 a tourist was fatally injured when climbing down onto an overhanging ledge below Kestrel Falls look out.

On the 23 June 2016 the defendant was convicted and fined $140,000 for a breach of section 32 of the WHS Act. 

ARAFURA PLUMBING PTY LTD

On the 18 June 2012 Arafura Plumbing PTY LTD were found to be in breach of a notice prohibiting the transport and storage of flammable gas in enclosed vehicles.

On 09 October 2013 the defendant was convicted and fined $5,080 for a breach of section 19 and 197 ​of the WHS Act.

PERKINS W​ELDING & FABRICATION PTY LTD​

On the 10 April 2012 a worker sustained a workplace injury and was admitted as an inpatient at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Enquiries proved that the company never held a insurance policy or indemnity from an approved insurer, nor did they notify NT WorkSafe of the incident.

On the 15 July 2012 the defendant was convicted and fined  $58,625 for a breach of section 126 of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act and $16,400 for a breach of section 38 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act.

Infringement Notices

NT WorkSafe has issued five infringement notices for failing to comply with an improvement notice. Each ​notice had a total due of $3640. The infringement notices were issued in the following industry sectors:

  • Construction x 3
  • Mining x 1
  • Agriculture x 1

​Dangerous Goods Act

​In 2016 NT WorkSafe approved ​thirty five Consent to Prosecute requests from the NT Police for possession of fireworks outside the approved period.