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

Business fined after fatal wall collapse 

By: Safety Solutions/NSCA A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 for breaching the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 after a brick wall fell on two men, killing one and injuring another at a building site in Carlingford, NSW. NSW Bricklaying (NSWBL) was fined $500,000, Effective Building and Construction (EBC) was fined [...]

By | 2020-06-26T09:22:28+10:00 June 22nd, 2020|Worksafe|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

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

Small Business Council Slams SA Presumptive COVID-19 Work Injury Bill

By: Jared Butt HSEQ News The peak body representing Australian small businesses has slammed a South Australian Labor Opposition Amendment Bill that would provide automatic workers’ compensation to prescribed workers who contract COVID-19. The SA Bill would amend the State Return to Work Act 2014 so that when a person employed at a prescribed workplace or in [...]

By | 2020-04-22T13:41:46+10:00 April 17th, 2020|Health, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Small Business Council Slams SA Presumptive COVID-19 Work Injury Bill

NSW: company enters into $334,000 enforceable undertaking

By: National News Rivalea (Australia) Pty Limited (an agri-food company in Albury who distributes pork nationally and overseas) recently entered into an enforceable undertaking with a total expenditure of $334,136 following an incident in which a subcontractor conducting work on a roof stood on a sheet of mini-orb ceiling material and fell through the roof [...]

By | 2020-02-24T19:48:38+11:00 February 24th, 2020|Worksafe|Comments Off on NSW: company enters into $334,000 enforceable undertaking

VIC: developer fined $125,000 for serious safety failures

By: WorkSafe Victoria A property developer in Victoria has been convicted and fined $125,000 for putting workers and the public at risk of serious injury or death. Mainline Developments Pty Ltd pleaded guilty in the Melbourne County Court to four charges over safety breaches during the construction of a residential complex at Narre Warren. The [...]

By | 2020-02-24T19:48:44+11:00 February 19th, 2020|Worksafe|Comments Off on VIC: developer fined $125,000 for serious safety failures

Industrial manslaughter laws come into effect in Victoria on the 1st of July 2020

The new industrial manslaughter laws come into effect in Victoria on the 1st of July 2020 and WorkSafe aren’t holding back on their advertising. By: WorkSafe Victoria Tougher laws. Safer workplaces. - From July, workplace manslaughter will be a jailable offence. If you fail to do your job, we'll do ours, and make sure you [...]

By | 2020-02-24T19:49:20+11:00 February 14th, 2020|Worksafe|Comments Off on Industrial manslaughter laws come into effect in Victoria on the 1st of July 2020

Understanding Safety Systems on Worksites – Safety Alert

By: Greg Jones: ACT Work Safety Commissioner – 23/01/2020 In recent site visits WorkSafe ACT has identified a number of workers and officers of companies signed into, and allegedly working to, safety systems which they clearly do not understand. In response to these incidents WorkSafe ACT has issued a Understanding Safety System on Worksites Safety [...]

By | 2020-02-24T19:49:12+11:00 January 22nd, 2020|Worksafe|Comments Off on Understanding Safety Systems on Worksites – Safety Alert