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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 |2021-03-27T21:00:09+09:00February 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+09:00September 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+09:00September 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+09:00September 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+09:00September 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+09:00September 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+09:00September 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+09:00September 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+09:00August 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+09:00April 9th, 2019|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments