Horse race incident a lesson to all employers

An article from Safety News.

WorkSafe New Zealand is reminding businesses they must assess the capabilities of their workers in a safe and controlled environment after a life-altering incident left a teenage girl paraplegic.

A WorkSafe investigation found while the business owner had intended to, no induction was done the morning of the incident. No competency assessment was undertaken, including no assessment of the victim’s riding abilities in a safe and controlled environment before she mounted the horse.

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