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

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|1 Comment

Safety management system standard revised

A new soon to be released Australian standard for safety management system is set to redefine the relationship between Australian standards and legislation. International Standard ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use is likely be adopted for use in Australia & New Zealand later this year and replace AS/NZS 4801 [...]

By |2018-11-28T08:21:09+00:00August 30th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments