On 23 June 2022, a charity 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 its primary health and safety duty.

On 9 June 2022, a manufacturing company was sentenced in the Wynnum 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 to ensure workers’ health and safety, thereby exposing them to the risk of death or serious injury.

On 2 June 2022, a company running a business specialising in house demolitions and removals, together with its director, were sentenced in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’). 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 exposing workers to the risk of death or serious injury.

On 24 May 2022 a motor dealership company was sentenced in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court by his Honour Magistrate Stjernqvist 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. The company was fined $40,000.

On 23 May 2022, a fertiliser company was sentenced in the Caboolture Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’). The defendant company pleaded guilty to failing to comply with its primary health and safety duty, thereby exposing workers to the risk of death or serious injury.

An operator of an excavator was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 20 May 2022 for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with his health and safety duty as a worker. Magistrate Kay Philipson convicted and fined the defendant $2,000, exercising her discretion to not to record a conviction.

On 16 May 2022, an operations manager of a steel plate profiling business 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 his health and safety duty under section 28 of the Act. The defendant was fined $10,000.

On 12 May 2022, a Brisbane-based fabrication company 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 its primary health and safety duty to ensure workers’ health and safety, thereby exposing them to the risk of death or serious injury.

On 6 May 2022, two construction companies and their directors were sentenced in the Noosa Magistrates Court following a four-day hearing, for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’). The principal contractor and its director were charged with having failed to comply with their respective duties under section 20 and 27 of the Act. A subcontractor, Multi-Run Roofing Pty Ltd (‘Multi-Run’) and its director were charged with having failed to comply with their respective duties under section 19(1) and section 27 of the Act. The principal contractor was charged $35,000 and each of the directors were fined $5,000. Multi-Run was fined $60,000 and a conviction was recorded.

On 5 May 2022, a roofing company and its director were sentenced in the Southport Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’). 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.