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

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

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

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

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