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Cafe owner fined over work safety

A South Australian café owner was recently convicted and its' director fined after a young casual worker suffered serious burns in a work safety incident. This recent work safety case highlights the need for additional vigilance by owners of cafes and coffee shops. Read more about Safety in Coffee Shops On 15 August 2018 a [...]

By |2021-01-27T20:31:08+09:00January 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Enter the danger zone – work safety in the silly season

It seems like it should be simple, but unfortunately we are more prone to accidents at working during the Christmas season. We take a look at some of the safety factors to keep of aware of this Christmas season. Increased risks While we say that work safety needs to be top-of-mind for every employee, every [...]

By |2020-12-04T00:45:20+09:00December 4th, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Hazards of working in ceiling spaces

In a recent Queensland work safety incident, a telecommunications worker received burns when he came into contact with a rodent-damaged cable while installing CCTV in a ceiling space. While the exact cause of the incident is still being investigated, the incident highlights the hazards of working in ceiling spaces. If you or your workers need to [...]

By |2020-11-24T06:59:33+09:00November 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Farm safety get more funding in NSW

The NSW Government has recently announced that it will provide $3.3 million in farm safety funding. The funding will be focused around the reduction of high risk activities on farms around the state. Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said “This year we will be doubling down on quad bike safety by allocating [...]

By |2020-11-23T07:28:58+09:00November 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Work related fatalities in 2019

Safe Work Australia has released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2019 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work. The 2019 work related fatalities report shows that over the last decade, the number and rate of work related fatalities have been gradually decreasing. In 2007, the [...]

By |2020-11-23T04:16:57+09:00November 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Dealing with workplace bullshit

Researchers from Canada, Italy and Finland have finally laid bare the fact the organisations across the world are “dealing with a flood of workplace bullshit” and that bullshit is affecting morale and performance in organisations. The authors, in the latest edition of Business Horizons define workplace bullshit as something that takes place when colleagues make [...]

By |2020-11-23T04:02:56+09:00November 23rd, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Dreamworld’s work health and safety guilty plea over tragic fatal accident

Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure Limited has pleaded guilty and been fined $3.6 million over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids ride tragic fatal accident that claimed the lives of four people. The Dreamworld tragedy brings about a range of work health and safety considerations for business owners who must ensure the safety of persons other [...]

By |2020-10-16T01:20:10+09:00October 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

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+09:00September 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+09:00September 14th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments