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Sentencing outcomes ramp up to prove the point, there are no winners when it goes wrong!

The revised act came into force on 4 April 2016, the first few sentencing decisions are reinforcing the need to manage your Health and Safety risks.  WorkSafe and the courts are showing their commitment to reduce workplace accidents, particularly deaths and punishing those who value profit over safety or who have succumbed to complacency, laziness or poor management practices. The sentencing of the most recent case highlights just how serious their intentions are:

The director

$25,000

fine and 4.5 months home detention

The company

$258,750

fine

Combined

$128,074.21

in reparations

For further details see: Worksafe

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