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

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

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

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