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+00:00September 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Recycling company fined over multiple work safety incidents

A Melbourne Recycling Company has faced court and been fined $115K for failing to maintain a safe workplace after multiple fall and machine guarding incidents. The incident provides learning for industries reliant on the use of plant and machinery. According to the Victorian Work Safety Safety Regulator, SKM Services Pty Ltd was convicted and fined [...]

By |2020-08-31T02:46:37+00:00August 31st, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Victorian workplace manslaughter law

New Victorian Workplace manslaughter laws have come into effect from 1 July 2020. The new laws have implemented changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria) particularly those involving industrial or workplace manslaughter. The new laws provide a range of obligations for employers and persons in charge of a business unit PCBU and impose the [...]

By |2020-07-06T03:22:16+00:00July 6th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Brisbane company charged with industrial manslaughter

A Brisbane Company has been charged with industrial manslaughter involving a category one work health & safety offence of reckless conduct resulting in the death of a worker with a forklift. Brisbane Auto Recycling has been charged by the Work Health & Safety Prosecutor under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 for industrial manslaughter relating [...]

By |2020-06-14T07:11:50+00:00November 1st, 2019|News|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|1 Comment