In this tragic case a worker was killed while operating a truck at work. The Court convicted and fined the employer $56,250, and ordered the employer to pay the employee’s family $85,000 in reparation. This was because the employer had failed to ensure the employee had adequate training on work hazards and had not ensured that its own training manual had been followed so the employee did not know how to operate the dangerous equipment on the truck properly. The employer was held to have not managed the hazard reasonably.

It is vital to not only identify hazards and put in place management protocols but to also ensure they are properly communicated to staff via training and to also ensure they are followed by regular checks.