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National COVID-19 safe workplace principles

COVID-19 safe workplace principles have been developed accross Australia to assist in managing workplaces safer. Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency, that all actions in respect of COVID-19 should be founded in expert health advice and that the following principles operate subject to the measures agreed and implemented by Governments through [...]

By |2020-04-30T07:03:30+00:00April 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Airline comes under fire over cleaning work safety

A major Australian airline is under fire over the way in which it handled the cleaning work safety of an aircraft returning from a Coronavirus affected country. The outcomes of the incident, which made headlines around Australia, has seen and employee terminated and Safework NSW issuing improvement notices against the airline over concerns that it [...]

By |2020-03-06T01:06:53+00:00March 6th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Coronavirus COVID-19 in the workplace | A guide for employers

The development and spread of the communicable disease, Coronavirus (COVID-19), has raised a range of concerns for people in and out of the workplace. Many employers, particularly with staff working in high public contact roles, may have health and safety obligations to prevent the spread of the virus through their workplaces. Recently, the World Health [...]

By |2020-03-06T01:10:39+00:00March 5th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Dreamworld’s systemic failure to identify and quantify risk

The Dreamworld tragedy and the subsequent coroner’s investigation report issued today by Coroner James McDougall has highlighted a myriad of issues that lie at the heart of effective safety management systems in organisations. Coroner McDougall said at the heart of the tragedy there was “systemic failure” of the organisation in respects of “all aspects of [...]

By |2020-02-24T07:57:24+00:00February 24th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

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 |2020-03-05T12:42:16+00:00September 11th, 2019|Safety Advice|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