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WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from the St Kentigern Trust Board

5 April 2017

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from the St Kentigern Trust Board following an incident in which two students were injured during an April 2016 school production of Sweeney Todd.

WorkSafe’s investigation found that the Board breached the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) by failing to ensure, so far as was reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of students was not put at risk from work carried out as part of the business or undertaking.

This is the first time WorkSafe has used an enforceable undertaking, a provision under the HSWA, which can be considered as an alternative to prosecution.


http://www.worksafe.govt.nz/worksafe/about/eu-documents/decision-st-kentigern.pdf

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