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Conviction highlights importance of keeping trainees, apprentices safe

3 June 2016

A recent conviction in the Industrial Court resulting in a $14 000 fine to Trainee and Apprentice Placement Service Inc. (TAPS), should remind group training organisations that they have a shared work health and safety duty.

On 15 January 2014, apprentice Jack Reynolds was working on guttering under the guidance of Joseph Argent trading as Shear Edge Roofing, a host employer for the group training organisation. Mr Reynolds sustained multiple injuries when the gutter he was working on came into contact with high voltage wires.