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Brisbane company charged with industrial manslaughter

A Brisbane Company has been charged with industrial manslaughter involving a category one work health & safety offence of reckless conduct resulting in the death of a worker with a forklift. Brisbane Auto Recycling has been charged by the Work Health & Safety Prosecutor under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 for industrial manslaughter relating [...]

By |2019-11-01T01:09:30+00:00November 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

PCYC to be prosecuted over death at gym

Queensland Workplace Health and Safety officials have confirmed that they will proceed with a prosecution of PCYC over the death of 15-year-old Bray Park resident Ben Shaw at its Pine Rivers gym in September 2017. Ben died under tragic circumstances while he was bench pressing 100kg at the Pine Rivers Centre. A staff member at [...]

By |2019-09-24T01:59:01+00:00September 24th, 2019|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

WHS Offence Categories Queensland

Categories of WHS offences There are four categories of offences for failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the WHS Act and SRWA Act or an electrical safety duty under the ES Act, depending on the degree of seriousness or liability involved. Industrial manslaughter: the highest penalty under either the WHS Act, SRWA [...]

By |2019-09-24T01:52:06+00:00September 24th, 2019|Legislation|0 Comments

Workplace bullying

Australia is home to some of the worst workplace bullying in the developed world, ranking sixth-highest in a recent study comparing us with 31 European countries. Around 10 per cent of Australian employees admit to being bullied at work, but that figure may hide the true extent of the problem, with much antisocial workplace behaviour [...]

By |2019-09-20T05:55:45+00:00September 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Agricultural Safety | Worker caught in machine

The importance of implementing effective agricultural safety programs has been demonstrated through a recent incident. Queensland Workplace Health and Safety have confirmed that in June 2019, a worker suffered traumatic injuries to both arms after being caught in a machine (trapped by a pulling winch). The winch was used on a vegetable growing farm to [...]

By |2019-09-06T23:06:04+00:00September 6th, 2019|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Changes to safety management standards

National safety management system standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 has recently been superseded by AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, and AS/NZS 4801:2001 will require transitioning to AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 within the next three years according to The International Accreditation Forum’s (IAF) Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007(link is external) Mandatory Document. Section 2.1 of the document stipulates [...]

By |2019-09-05T04:49:26+00:00September 5th, 2019|Standards|0 Comments

Work health and safety obligations and how to manage them

When it comes to managing your work health and safety obligations, it can be daunting. Not only are there legal obligations but there are also moral obligations that you must contend with. Navigating these can be tricky even for large employers. Most of us realise and accept that employers are required to continually assess, mitigate [...]

By |2019-09-04T00:58:57+00:00September 4th, 2019|Safety Advice|0 Comments

New standard out for oxygen reduction systems

One of the most effective ways of preventing fires in buildings is to reduce the level of oxygen in the air. The world’s first International Standard for oxygen reduction systems has just been published. Prevention is always better than cure, and there are few better examples than with fires. If fires can only survive when [...]

By |2019-09-03T23:47:46+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Standards|0 Comments

Health and Safety speakers

Looking for a health and safety speaker for your next event? Safetysure's John Ninness is a professional health and safety speaker with thirty years of experience in workplace health and safety across a broad range of industries. John Ninness John started his safety journey as a health and safety representative in the Defence force before [...]

By |2019-09-03T09:11:15+00:00September 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Safety consultants – the who what why where and when

Selecting the right safety consultants for your business is an important choice for businesses. We are often asked many questions surrounding the who, what, why, where and when do I need a safety consultant. Here are some FAQs that may help you to engage a safety consultant. Who should I choose as a safety consultant? [...]

By |2019-09-03T08:29:04+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Safety Advice|0 Comments