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Guarding controls missing on press results in $40K fine

A company who failed to ensure guarding controls were being used on a press has been fined $40K after a work experience student at a sheet metal workshop had the tip of his finger amputated. The incident highlights the need for work safety programs to ensure adequate machine guarding. The sheet metal fabrication business and [...]

By |2020-09-18T07:31:44+00:00September 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Gross negligence in trench collapse

The Western Australian work safety regulator has commenced a prosecution after a plumber died in a trench collapse in 2018. This past week WorkSafe WA commenced a prosecution against Ryan and Melissa, a plumbing company trading as Vivian Plumbing and Civil, over the drowning death of a plumber in 2018. Nambucca Heads Plumber, Ryan Duffus [...]

By |2020-09-14T07:41:28+00:00September 14th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recycling company fined over multiple work safety incidents

A Melbourne Recycling Company has faced court and been fined $115K for failing to maintain a safe workplace after multiple fall and machine guarding incidents. The incident provides learning for industries reliant on the use of plant and machinery. According to the Victorian Work Safety Safety Regulator, SKM Services Pty Ltd was convicted and fined [...]

By |2020-08-31T02:46:37+00:00August 31st, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Tips to Help Keep Your Employees Safe from Cyber Bullying

As businesses move to working remotely in the midst of COVID-19, reports of cyber bullying and online discrimination have been on the increase. While we tend to think that cyber bullying only happens to kids, it is clear that Cyber Bullying has become a known work health and safety issue. It can affect mental health [...]

By |2020-08-28T23:06:35+00:00August 28th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Working from Home | Quick Stretches To Do At Your Desk

While many of us have moved to working from home during the pandemic, there's a range of health & safety considerations that go with working at home. Desk work is one of them. In this article we explore some simple steps to stretching at work. Working at a desk is one of the many ways [...]

By |2020-09-06T07:20:49+00:00August 26th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

How HR Planning Can Reduce COVID-19 Business Impacts

HR Planning COVID | There has been a steady rise in the confirmed COVID-19 cases within Australia and across the world. This unprecedented circumstance has left many employers at a crossroads. Employers are now left to grapple with the unforeseen impact that this disease will have on their businesses and their employees. So, what can [...]

By |2020-09-06T07:17:31+00:00August 25th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Tips to Stop Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying can be a significant issue in the workplace and has been a frequent reason for compensation claims and work safety complaints to regulators. There's ample evidence that the practice has continued in some workplaces and it often presents business owners significant challenges. In this article we take a look at workplace bullying and [...]

By |2020-08-14T04:41:42+00:00August 14th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Keeping your coffee shop COVID-19 safe

As part of re-opening up coffee businesses, employers are now required to implement work safety plans to manage the risk of exposure from communicable diseases like Coronavirus COVID-19. This means ensuring that employee and customer exposure to the disease is managed. We've assembled some simple tips on how you can achieve this as part of [...]

By |2020-07-24T07:56:19+00:00July 24th, 2020|Safety Advice|1 Comment

Transitioning employees back to work after COVID-19 lock downs

Employers are frequently asking us about the process of transitioning employees back to the workplace as COVID-19 restrictions ease. How should we manage the transition to work? what precautions do we need to take? what if employees are concerned with returning? Is there any documentation requirements that we need to adopt? Unfortunately there are no [...]

By |2020-07-23T07:36:34+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments