List of enforceable undertakings that have been ordered by a court.
Following an incident on 08 October 2018, the Gisborne District Court convicted ISO Limited and adjourned the proceeding for two years, granting a court ordered enforceable undertaking (COEU) in accordance with section 156.
The incident involved a worker who suffered fatal crush injuries when struck by a log falling from a trailer.
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, S 36(1), 48(1) and (2)(c)
- A minimum spend of $16,630,000.00
- A National critical risk awareness campaign
- The development of a robotic technology solution to eliminate personnel from the tallying and image capture task at Eastland Port
- The implementation of mobile harbour crane with specialised grapple as an engineering solution for loading log vessels
- The investigation and trial of automated log restraint system for use with prime movers and on-road trailers used on public roads
- The establishment of a Health and Safety scholarship for the local community
- Further details of the COEU, including monitoring, interim, and final reporting requirements: "WorkSafe New Zealand v ISO Limited" CRI-2019-016-002209 [2021) NZDC 15256
29 July 2021
Following an incident on 18 April 2018, the Dunedin District Court convicted Otago Polytechnic and adjourned the proceeding for two years, granting a court ordered enforceable undertaking (COEU) in accordance with section 156.
The incident involved a pre-trade carpentry student who suffered partial amputation one of his fingers whilst operating an inadequately guarded draw-saw in the Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin campus carpentry department.
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, S 36(2), 48(1) and (2)(c)
Summary of Enforceable Undertaking
- Minimum spend $275,000;
- The design and delivery of an awareness campaign regarding the incident;
- The delivery of a range of safety training initiatives for key stakeholders, including translation into other languages to meet the needs of the Otago workforce;
- The provision of scholarships for 2021 construction courses;
- Further details of the COEU, including 6 monthly monitoring and interim and final reporting requirements, as set out at page 26 of the Decision of Judge Phillips, "WorkSafe New Zealand v Otago Polytechnic"  NZDC 11114;
18 June 2020