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Court Summary - at a glance
- Have a safe method of work to ensure that the brake system on a vehicle is de-energised and isolated from energy sources before repair works are commenced;
- Ensure employees are trained and monitored in respect of appropriate lock-out and isolation procedures for machinery and vehicles;
- Have a formal contractor management procedure including a health and safety induction and job safety analysis;
- Follow own procedures in relation to machinery repair and maintenance;
- Appropriately manage and schedule activities so that overlapping tasks do not put others at risk, and ensure appropriate communication between all parties involved in the activities.
A contractor had activated the brakes to test electronics, causing the employees fingers to be trapped and locking the brake callipers.
The Defendant failed to notify Worksafe.
Sections 25(3) and 50(1)(b) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992