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

Labour hire company failed safety of workers

A Perth based labour hire company has been fined $20,000 (and ordered to pay $517.50 in costs) for failing to ensure the safety of workers it supplied to a waste recycling company. The company used an untrained recruitment consultant to undertake safety inspections on a Western Australia worksite. The recruitment consultant was "acting" as a [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:38:03+00:00September 25th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

National Safe Work Month – Safety Moments

The social & financial impact of a workplace injury or illness is one thing that most Australians will never face. Unfortunately for some in the community, the impacts of a workplace accident are very real and the on-going issues for family members can be devastating and life-long. Last year 191 Australians lost their lives as [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:36:49+00:00September 21st, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

What the changes to AS/NZS 3000:2018 mean for electrical safety

The changes to the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules came into effect on the 26th June 2018. The purpose of the changes is to keep pace with technology like LED lighting, solar panels, home automation and electric vehicles. Most jurisdictions throughout Australia have established enforcement dates i.e when the work performed under the new rules will [...]

By |2018-09-19T03:32:58+00:00September 19th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Augmented reality will transform workplace health and safety

A leading French consulting company has confirmed that many larger global organisations will be using augmented (AR) reality within three years to improve productivity and work safety. In a recently release report, the Capgemini Research Institutehas confirmed that enterprises are using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies to enhance their business operations. The report found [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:32:53+00:00September 17th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Increased cancer risk in shift work – take precautionary action

Cancer risk in shift work : Recent commissioned research from the UK’s premier occupational health and safety professional organisation has indicated that there may be increased incidence of cancers from workers who work shift work, particularly those of women.  Results from the study found that some women may have increased incidence of breast cancers. The [...]

By |2018-09-17T07:47:24+00:00September 17th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments