On 21 September 2022, an agricultural worker was sentenced in the Roma Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with his health and safety duty pursuant to section 28 of the Act.

On 16 August 2022, a hardware store company and its sole director were sentenced in the Townsville Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the Act’), having failed to comply with its primary health and safety duty. The company pleaded guilty to failing to comply with its primary duty to ensure workers’ health and safety, thereby exposing them to the risk of death or serious injury. The director pleaded guilty to failing to exercise due diligence to ensure the company complied with its duty, thereby resulting in the exposure to risk.

On 11 August 2022, a company who runs a business supplying educational materials throughout Australia was sentenced in the Holland Park Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with its primary health and safety duty under section 19(1) of the Act.

On 11 August 2022, a worker was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with his health and safety duty under section 28(b) of the Act. No conviction was recorded.

On 9 August 2022, a company running a business which specialised in building and selling portable buildings, together with its director, were sentenced in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’). The company pleaded guilty for failing to comply with its primary duty to ensure workers health and safety, thereby exposing them to the risk of serious injury. The director pleaded guilty to failing to exercise due diligence to ensure the company complied with its duty, thereby exposing workers to the risk of serious injury.

On 8 August 2022, the owner of a commercial premises was sentenced in the Southport Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with its duty to ensure the structure is without risks health and safety.

On 26 July 2022, a demolition company was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for breaching section 43(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having carried demolition work without being authorised to do so.

On 22 July 2022, an individual who runs a business specialising in demolitions and who has been involved in the industry for over 40 years, was sentenced in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court for intimidating an inspector, pursuant to section 190 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld).

On 20 July 2022, a boat manufacturing company was sentenced in the Southport Magistrates Court for two offences of breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with its primary health and safety duty.

The defendant advertising company was sentenced on 7 June 2019 after being found guilty of an offence against section 40C of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (‘the Act’), for failing to comply with its duty under section 30 of the Act to ensure, so far as was reasonably practicable, that its business or undertaking was conducted in a way that was electrically safe.