A worker seriously injured at work has resulted in his employer being fined $25,000 and paying reparation of $15,000.  Also penalised was the company he was hired out to by his employer (where the accident actually happened).  They were fined $20,000 and ordered to pay $25,000 reparation.  The Court held that both parties failed to identify an obvious hazard and take steps to prevent an accident.

If your employees are going onto other work sites you can still be held responsible for accidents at that other workplace.  You need to have systems to identify hazards and deal with them just as much as if it was your own workplace.

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