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Court Summary - at a glance
- Ensure that an effective risk assessment to identify and manage the risks was undertaken;
- Ensure that a safe system of work was developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed;
- Ensure the provision of suitable personal protective equipment to workers;
- Ensure chemical tanks in the near vicinity of the work including the tank of caustic soda were covered; and
- Provide information, training, instruction and supervision to Total Access Limited and its workers
On 3 April 2018, the Victim, one of TAL’s workers, was disassembling scaffolding near tanks containing caustic soda solution at PMPL’s premises.
The Victim was not given an appropriate induction, taken through the hazards, nor given suitable PPE. While disassembling the scaffolding, the Victim’s hands were contaminated with the caustic soda solution, and he suffered chemical burns requiring surgery."