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Identifying a workplace risk, but not following up to ensure it is controlled, is bad health and safety business practice according to WorkSafe. An Auckland business had identified a fall from the platform as a risk and noted that it needed to be correctly installed, but they had no systems in place to ensure that a PRE-WORK CHECK took place to ensure safety gear was installed correctly and fit-for-purpose. On the first day of the job a painter fell 2 metres to the concrete floor below, landing head first and sustaining multiple fractures to his skull, face and ribs. He suffered major brain trauma as a result.

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