Respirator quality concerns

Over the last several months there has been a surge in demand for respirators (masks) in the Australia market. Much of the demand has been driven by the incidence of bush fires over December January 2020 period and later by the impacts of COVID-19. Unfortunately, the high demand in respiratory protection has resulted in a [...]

By |2020-06-28T09:12:14+00:00June 28th, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Tips for making your conference and exhibition facilities COVID Safe

Conference and exhibition safety - Conference and exhibition facilities can be challenging when it comes to prevention of communicable diseases. With tens or hundreds of people in a room, there is no doubt there will be plenty of challenges for conference and exhibition organisers to manage their work health and safety obligations effectively. Here's our [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:41:22+00:00June 15th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Brisbane Directors convicted under industrial manslaughter legislation

Two directors of a Brisbane wrecking yard have been convicted and sentenced under industrial manslaughter legsilation after a worker was struck with a forklift and died at their worksite in May 2019. The case clearly demonstrates the consequences of failure to manage and implement traffic management plans at worksites. The case (see link to judgement) [...]

By |2020-06-14T07:13:25+00:00June 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Runaway vehicle reminder

According to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, a man has sustained significant crush injuries after a runaway vehicle crushed him at a gate post. Queensland's safety regulator confirmed that in "April 2020, a man suffered serious injuries after being crushed by a frontend loader. Initial enquiries found the operator got out of the cabin to [...]

By |2020-06-11T01:08:35+00:00June 11th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Brisbane construction company fined for failure to manage critical risk

A Brisbane construction company has been fined for a safety failure to ensure a critical risk was managed on a construction work site. The company was recently fined $85,000 in the Brisbane Magistrate's Court after a concrete worker contacted an overhead powerline with a bull float (tool). The worker received an electric shock, causing serious [...]

By |2020-06-09T06:26:25+00:00June 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments