WorkSafe’s $200K electricity industry initiative

A Safety News article.

WorkSafe has accepted Enforceable Undertakings (EU) from two South Island companies following an incident that followed the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake.

As part of the EUs, Marlborough Lines Limited and Dominion Salt Limited will carry out a number of health and safety initiatives aimed at improving safety in the electricity industry. The combined value of the initiatives totals more than $200,000.

An EU is a voluntary agreement between WorkSafe and a duty holder following a deemed breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and is generally used as an alternative to prosecution. Unlike a prosecution where a fine is paid directly to the Crown, an EU sees money, and other resources, invested to directly benefit workers, the wider industry, and local community.

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