Return To Work In A Covid Safe Environment

As many of you are returning to work within Covid restrictions there are many new issues and tasks that are required.  While we’re now used to not shaking hands, physical distancing and the hygiene practices needed to manage restrictions with our clients, customers, and contractors.  It is important to keep in mind and acknowledge that our [...]

By | 2020-06-26T09:23:28+10:00 June 26th, 2020|Covid, Health, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|0 Comments

Is Isolation Affecting Your Mental Health

By: WorkSafe Victoria Reduce risks for your employees associated with working alone or in isolation Understanding the risks People who work alone or in isolation face different levels of risk compared to other situations. They may be unable to access immediate assistance from team members, other people, or emergency services due to the location, time [...]

By | 2020-07-14T11:10:32+10:00 June 26th, 2020|WHS / OHS|0 Comments

Industrial Manslaughter/ss-6/20

By: VACC Recently there have been several bulletins distributed about the introduction of Industrial Manslaughter offences under the Victorian OHS Act 2004 which will come into effect on 1 July 2020.  Even before the legislation has commenced, a significant change has been passed by the government which increases the penalty from 20 years to 25 [...]

By | 2020-06-26T09:21:56+10:00 June 17th, 2020|WHS / OHS|0 Comments

Mt Waverley developer’s fine increased on appeal

By: Safety Solutions/NSCA Chloch Homes & Developments, a Victorian developer, has pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to ensure that the workplace was safe and without risk to health and safety. The developer was fined $15,000 without conviction. The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed the fine in the Melbourne County Court, where Chloch was convicted and [...]

By | 2020-06-26T09:21:42+10:00 June 12th, 2020|WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Mt Waverley developer’s fine increased on appeal

SA enforces exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica

By: SafeWork SA SafeWork SA  will implement a reduced workplace exposure limit (WEL) for respirable crystalline silica on 1 July 2020. Work health and safety (WHS) ministers have agreed by the requisite majority decision of Safe Work Australia to reduce the WEL for respirable crystalline silica to an eight-hour time-weighted average of 0.05 mg/m3. WHS ministers agreed [...]

By | 2020-06-26T09:21:24+10:00 June 7th, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on SA enforces exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica

Covid Safety Products

As we begin to open our doors, if you need assistance managing your safety measures including, physical distancing, personal hygiene, and contact tracing RME and our partners may be able to help. RME has sourced the most commonly used products including, signage, thermometers, and hand sanitiser, however, there are more available so if you don’t [...]

By | 2020-06-02T14:27:53+10:00 June 2nd, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Covid Safety Products

PM outlines roadmap for return of domestic, overseas travel 

Travel within Australia is set to resume in stages, followed by a trans-Tasman 'travel bubble', and Pacific Island flights. By Chris Chamberlin , May 8 2020     Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has outlined the federal government’s plan to get travellers back onto the roads and into the skies, as part of a broader reboot of the [...]

By | 2020-05-14T08:49:40+10:00 May 10th, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on PM outlines roadmap for return of domestic, overseas travel 

Being prepared to return to work

By: Safework Australia  Safework Australia has updated their website to provide a wealth of information in preparedness for lifting of restrictions or to help those still being able to operate.  They include:  Physical distancing  Hygiene   Cleaning, and  Personal protective equipment (PPE)   In addition to these there is also a number of checklists which will assist you in identifying practicable steps ensure the [...]

By | 2020-05-14T08:50:00+10:00 May 7th, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Being prepared to return to work

Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to Australian Work Health and Safety legislation – COVID-19

By Safe Work Australia Safe Work Australia will take a modified approach to enforcement to ensure compliance with the Australia WHS Laws during Covid-19 pandemic. While realising there is ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the industry they will apply a common sense and practical approach when engaging with workplaces. Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to [...]

By | 2020-05-14T08:48:48+10:00 April 22nd, 2020|Health, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to Australian Work Health and Safety legislation – COVID-19

Inexperienced worker, who had not been inducted, killed on a construction site

Inexperienced and young workers remain a vulnerable group in all industries, in particular the construction industry, as demonstrated by the recent sentencing hearing of a concrete pump contractor in SafeWork NSW v NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd; Bilal Hamdan (2020). Case Background NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd (Company) is a company providing concrete pumping and [...]

By | 2020-04-22T13:57:09+10:00 April 20th, 2020|Legal, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Inexperienced worker, who had not been inducted, killed on a construction site