NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking by the Trustee for the Northline Unit Trust (Northline), over an incident in April 2014, when a customer was severely injured by falling freight while a truck was being unloaded at the Gunbalanya service station.
It is alleged Northline failed to comply with health and safety duties under Section 32 of the 'Work Health Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act'.
Northline has committed to spend a minimum of $160,000 improving its health and safety standards, and delivering health and safety initiatives to the heavy vehicle transport industry, and the wider West Arnhem community.
These activities are:
The enforceable undertaking is a legally-binding agreement between NT Worksafe and Northline, undertaken as an alternative to prosecution over the incident.
Executive Director of NT Worksafe, Stephen Gelding said the undertaking offered significant and ongoing commitments to achieve improved work health and safety outcomes and compliance beyond what is required by the law.
"The WHS undertaking offers a similar deterrent to a successful legal proceeding and will result in a tangible improvement to safety in the workplace, the heavy vehicle industry and in the West Arnhem community."
NT WorkSafe is monitoring the enforceable undertaking to ensure the activities are implemented and will continue to do so until the undertaking is completely discharged.
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