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Forklift safety spotlight

Forklift safety is often under-recognised as a potential source of critical injury. Recent cases illustrated by the Queensland Workplace Health & Safety regulator have highlighted the importance of getting forklift safety right. In July 2019 a person was fatally crushed by a portable generator being unloaded from a truck by a forklift. In a separate [...]

By |2019-09-03T07:40:34+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Electrical contractors warned regarding segregation

The Queensland Work Health & Safety Regulator has warned electrical contractors regarding segregation of wiring in electrical installations and potential risks from improperly installed wiring. The Regulator says that electrical contractors, electrical workers and metering providers involved in the roll-out of smart meters must ensure that antenna/communication wiring systems are suitably segregated from electrical wiring [...]

By |2019-09-03T07:25:02+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Governments, Safety Advice|0 Comments

How to chose a workplace health and safety consultant?

A workplace health and safety consultant can be a great asset to your business, particularly in its' early stages of business growth or if you encounter a safety issue. Choosing the right safety consulting organisation can be a challenge. Of course, we would like you to work with Safetysure, but we do recognise that sometimes [...]

By |2019-09-03T08:18:08+00:00August 29th, 2019|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Safety sensors and mining equipment

The safety revelations surrounding the recent Boeing 737 Max crashes should make us stop and take a good hard look at whether available safety critical technology should be an option on many pieces of equipment used across the mining industry. Why shouldn’t the best safety technology be included in the manufacturer’s price? Why do we [...]

By |2019-09-03T07:29:06+00:00April 9th, 2019|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Heat stress an important issue for employers in Queensland

Heat stress is an important issues for consideration by employers. Worksafe Queensland have issued guidelines and tools to manage heat stress at workplaces. With above average daytime temperatures forecast in the months ahead, Queensland workplaces are urged to take extra care when employees brave the heat. "Employers need to plan ahead now and protect workers [...]

By |2018-12-31T02:47:28+00:00December 31st, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Safety lessons from Dreamworld tragedy

With the Queensland Coroner, James McDougall, to hand down his findings on the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy, it may be the right time for Australian businesses to take some safety lessons that can be applied to their own environments. The deaths of four tourists at Dreamworld has been a defining moment in workplace safety in Australia particularly [...]

By |2018-12-31T05:45:21+00:00December 31st, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Mining safety technology advancing at a rapid rate

As the 2018 year draws to a close there is a range of uncertainty in global mining markets that have made a few investors a little nervous. There are, however, some constants emerging across the mining industry. One of those clearly evident is that the mining industry is focusing efforts around the Internet of Things [...]

By |2018-12-31T00:49:27+00:00December 31st, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Managing chemicals in the workplace

Safework Australia is encouraging small to medium sized businesses to learn how to safely identify, position and manage the risks of chemicals in their workplaces. “If you store chemicals in your workplace and need information on how to store them safely, this guide is for you,” said Director of Chemicals Policy, Dr Paul Taylor. “We particularly [...]

By |2018-11-28T06:15:37+00:00November 28th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Managing Work Health & Safety in a Data Centre

On the outside, Data Centres seem very innocuous places. Outsiders often see them as the domain for computer nerds with very few risks but…they can present a range of critical hazards that need to be managed with some degree of certainty. Managing work safety in a data centre is a considered approach and one that [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:49:12+00:00October 24th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Farm safety help from students

A 2019 farm safety calendar competition was launched in Queensland this week with students from Eton State School. The competition aims at building awareness in farm safety and farming hazards among children in regional Queensland areas. The competition is run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Students are encouraged to draw pictures about good health [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:46:25+00:00October 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments