Training on “obvious piece of equipment”

Training on “obvious piece of equipment”

Coles Supermarkets has been ordered to pay more than $1 million to a former worker injured, after she fell off a safety step in a Canberra store.

The employee had been working for approx. a month when she fell off the safety steps. She told the court she had no training in using the steps and had simply copied what another worker had done.

Lawyers for Coles told the court the safety step was used by supermarkets across Australia, and was an obvious piece of equipment for which no training was required.

But the Judge did not agree and awarded the woman $1,088,468.53 in compensation.

How do you manage your training? How do you document and train staff in the “obvious piece of equipment” that you use in the worksite?

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