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An update from WorkCover Queensland on COVID-19 13 Mar 2021

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve across Queensland, Australia and the rest of the globe. WorkCover Queensland is focussed on the health, well-being and safety of our own staff, our customers and our stakeholders.


eSAFE Rural - May 2020 28 May 2020

In this edition: Farm safety calendar has lessons for all; Working safely with pesticides; Seasonal workers and harvest season; COVID-19 horticulture guide; Fencing contractor fined $25,000; Health and wellbeing tips for challenging working times; and more... Read more...

Brisbane contractor fined $85,000 for not protecting workers against electric shock 26 May 2020

A Brisbane construction company has been fined $85,000 for failing to ensure a work site in Lutwyche was electrically safe.


Phone scam alert 22 May 2020

We have received a number of reports from members of the public who have been contacted by a person purporting to be from WorkCover and asking they contact him about the claim they have lodged with WorkCover.


Falls from work platforms 21 May 2020

In May 2020, two men were seriously injured after falling approximately 1.5m after a trestle and plank system failed while performing housing construction work. In a separate incident, a contractor suffered serious injuries as a result of falling around 3m to the floor below when the makeshift work platform he was working on collapsed. Read more...

Roof falls 15 May 2020

In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m through a roof whilst doing maintenance on a shed. In a similar incident in February 2020, a man died after falling through the roof of a building. Early investigations indicate he was repairing a skylight. There was a third falls related incident in March. On this occasion, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m. Early investigations indicate the man was doing repairs when he fell through a section of the roof to the ground below. Read more...

Arc flash safety film reminds sparkies of high voltage danger 07 May 2020

A case study film launched through video conference today by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) highlights just how dangerous arc flash can be.


Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July 05 May 2020

If you employ workers in Queensland, it’s time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.


Fibreglass ladder failure 01 May 2020

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential for degradation of fibreglass ladders that can lead to a structural failure. Read more...
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29 May 2019

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to help prevent the spread of infection at work and answers to common workers' compensation questions.


How to help prevent the spread of infection at work and answers to common workers' compensation questions